What Are UV Lamps & How Do They Work?
An ultraviolet (UV) lamp can be added to your existing HVAC system and is installed in the evaporator coil or ductwork near the coil. It helps keep your system clean by killing bacteria, mold, and mildew so they are not circulated throughout your home.
How do AC UV Lamps Work?
UV light is a form of radiation—it’s also present in sunlight. In concentrated forms, it efficiently kills bacteria, mold, and mildew. A UV lamp made for your air conditioner looks like a fluorescent light tube. When installed inside the condenser, the light shines directly on the coil and helps prevent the buildup of harmful contaminants.
What are the Benefits of UV Lamps?
Installing a UV lamp in your air conditioner system’s evaporator coil kills contaminants that can grow in moist environments, like bacteria, mold, and mildew. Eliminating these can result in:
- Cleaner, healthier indoor air that may help reduce occurrences of colds, flu, and allergies
- Increased energy efficiency for your HVAC system