Homeowners in and around Sarasota, Florida, are increasingly turning to heat pumps for their heating and cooling needs. With excellent efficiency, air quality benefits and all-in-one simplicity, it’s not hard to see why. However, even heat pumps are prone to certain problems in humid climates. In particular, biological contaminants like airborne pathogens tend to thrive in high humidity. By installing a UV light system, you can eliminate many of these issues and enjoy a healthier, more efficient home.
Safeguard Your Health and Well-Being
In the humidity of Florida, an HVAC system can easily become a breeding ground for biologic growth and pathogens. Mold often grows inside air ducts, air handlers and other components. When this happens, the spores can be easily picked up and dispersed throughout your home. HVAC systems are also very effective at spreading airborne pathogens.
Outfitting your HVAC system with UV lights is effective because ultraviolet light is extremely damaging to living cells. In fact, studies have proven the effectiveness of UV lights in controlling biologic growth in air handlers. These lights can also kill or disable airborne pathogens. That translates to better indoor air quality and healthier air for your family to breathe.
Prevent Dirty and Obstructed Components
In addition to health concerns, fungal growth inside your HVAC system also causes practical problems. Biologic growth inside important components can cause excessive wear and make your system less efficient. Fungal spores can also clog up air filters and disrupt airflow, leading to even more problems. These particulates frequently obstruct condensate drain lines. Left unchecked, this can cause water damage and necessitate heat pump repairs.
These problems are especially tricky because they often occur in areas that are out of sight and difficult to access. With a UV light system, you won’t have to worry about your heat pump losing efficiency or suffering excessive wear. Ultraviolet lights installed in strategic locations eliminate biological contaminants and effectively prevent them from coming back.
You have enough to worry about without stressing over unhealthy air or biologic contaminants on heat pump components. Give yourself some much-needed peace of mind by exploring Aqua Plumbing & Air’s indoor air quality solutions or calling (941) 306-3715.