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What Are The Benefits of Installing UV Lights?

Diagram of a UV air purifier

Looking to improve the air quality of your Miami-Dade home? Consider installing a UV light in your HVAC system.

Standing for “ultraviolet light,” UV light functions like an air purifier. As air passes through your HVAC system, the UV light will kill airborne germs and other harmful pathogens before they have a chance to circulate in your home’s air.

That peace of mind is priceless, but there are other benefits to installing UV lights, too, including:

We’ll explain each benefit below.

Want to install UV lights in your Miami, FL home? Call the trained experts at Freezing Mechanical for clear and upfront pricing. Our NATE and OSHA-certified pros will review your home’s HVAC system, and then recommend UV light filters suited to your needs and budget. Give us a call at (305) 363-7021 or schedule an appointment online.

Eliminate Odors and VOC’s

Tired of unpleasant smells in your home? Be it from pets, cooking, carpet, or more, UV lights can help eliminate odors and leave your home smelling fresh and clean.

Moreover, UV lights can kill “Volatile Organic Compounds” (VOCs) emitted from cleaning products. While many of us enjoy that super clean smell, cleaning products contain some pretty toxic chemicals that can harm our health.

Consider installing a UV light air purifier to protect your household from breathing in unhealthy air. At Freezing Mechanical, we install the industry’s best Reme Halo UV lights. Call us today for a custom in-home estimate: (305) 363-7021

Combat Bacteria and Viruses

Harnessing short-wave ultraviolet light, UV lights can eliminate airborne microorganisms as small as .01 microns. For comparison, bacteria are roughly .4 microns in size, while viruses average about .02 microns. With a UV light installed in your home’s air duct system, you can rest assured it will zap any bacterial growth or viruses present in your air!

At Freezing Mechanical, we choose to install Reme Halo brand UV lights because they also disperse low levels of hydrogen peroxide into your air. Often referred to as “Mother Nature’s Sanitizer,” hydrogen peroxide is a safe and effective way to eliminate germs. In tandem with powerful UV light, bacteria and viruses won’t stand a chance in your home!

To get a custom estimate, contact Freezing Mechanical’s air quality specialists. UV light diagnostics are just $85, which we’ll waive if you choose to hire us for the installation.

Reduce Your Indoor Allergies

Does your household suffer from allergies or respiratory issues like asthma? Whether due to pet dander, seasonal pollen, dust mites, or more, installing a UV light will help you combat them.

As we mentioned above, UV light is powerful enough to kill particles as small as .02 microns. On the other hand, common allergens are typically the following size on average:

  • Pet dander: 2.5 microns
  • Dust mites: 250 microns
  • Mite droppings: 10-40 microns
  • Pollen: 25 microns

As you can see, these allergens will never make it past your UV light cleaner. They’ll get zapped well before they can circulate in your ducts, so say goodbye to sneezing and itchy, watery eyes.

Keep Mold and Mildew at Bay

Here in South Florida, we endure some of the heaviest humidity in the United States. In fact, outdoor humidity levels average about 83% year-round. That’s a lot of moisture in the air, and it creates the perfect condition for mold to grow.

While air conditioners (thankfully!) remove some humidity from your indoor air, you’re still at risk for mold growth on the evaporator coil. As air passes over the coils, mold becomes airborne and then circulates in your home.

Needless to say, this is bad news, as mold spores can cause health consequences like sore throats, headaches, and other respiratory concerns. (It also smells foul, which isn’t pleasant either.)

So, to keep your Flordia home mold and mildew-free, we recommend installing a UV light in your HVAC system. At Freezing Mechanical, we offer the option to install a UV light that sterilizes your evaporator coils specifically, along with another to sanitize your AC’s return air ductwork. Even during the most humid days of the year, the UV light will kill off any mold spores long before they can disperse through your home’s air. How’s that for peace of mind and protection?

Maintain a Healthy AC System

Last but not least, a UV light will help keep your AC system running healthy and efficient.

As we mentioned above, your AC’s evaporator coil is susceptible to mold growth. The mold will eventually start to block airflow if it gets out of hand. This is problematic because your AC relies on a healthy intake of fresh air to function. Without sufficient airflow, it will go into overdrive, leading to a spike in energy bills—or worse, potential system breakdown.

To keep your AC functioning at maximum efficiency, we recommend installing a UV light to keep your evaporator coil sparkling clean. The better it can do its job, the better your entire system will operate. It’s a win-win!

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Whether you’ve got allergies, respiratory problems, or you’re concerned about mold in your AC during Florida’s hot and humid summers, Freezing Mechanical can help! We’ve proudly served Miami and Broward County for more than 25 years, and we install the industry’s best Reme Halo UV lights for maximum performance and comfort.

Call us today, and we’ll help you find a UV light system to meet your needs and budget. Estimates are just $85, which we’ll waive if you choose to hire us for the installation!