As allergy season arrives once again, many people in the High Desert region are bracing for impact. Whether you are affected by seasonal allergies or suffer from pet dander allergies, you may not realize that your heating and air system can actually improve your symptoms.
High Desert residents should definitely consider the importance of their HVAC system if they suffer from mold and mildew allergies. Both of these allergens can easily manifest themselves in your home, causing you to suffer from the most irritating and debilitating allergy symptoms.
How Can a UV Lamp Help My Mold and Mildew Allergies?
A UV light is a product that can be installed near the duct system of your HVAC system. This same lamp also can be installed near the coil, depending on the location of the mold or mildew and your ultimate goals. This light should only be installed by an expert HVAC technician who has experience. At Elite Climate Control, all of our technicians are qualified to install this specialty product.
The first goal of the UV light is to kill present germs and mold and the bacteria and viruses that are circulating throughout your home. The light does this by sending ultraviolet rays into the organic matter. These UV rays penetrate the thin walls of viruses and bacterial organisms and ultimately change their genetic makeup. After repeated cycles through your heating and cooling system, the germs, mold, mildew, and bacteria will die.
People who are especially allergic to mold may have the UV lamp installed on the evaporator coil’s cold air side. This allows the UV light to kill the algae, mold, gel, and slime that normally exists on this part of the coil. The algae, mold, gel, and slime allow bacteria to have a safe place to grow and reproduce. Placing the UV light here can significantly reduce the amount of mold and mildew that forms in the system.
A UV lamp is a great addition to your HVAC system because it helps to purify your home as well as to protect the system itself. However, there are other ways to manage your mold and mildew allergies with your HVAC system.
Other Options to Improve Air Quality
You might consider having an air purifier installed in your home. This system circulates the air through your home and purifies it before it releases that air back into the space. This helps to reduce the amount of germs, dust, dander, and pollen in your home. Not only will the air purifier help with mold, mildew, and seasonal allergies, but it also can help combat the amount of germs that are in your home on a regular basis.
Clients who are looking to improve the quality of the air in their homes and businesses should start by contacting a professional at Elite Climate Control today. Our HVAC technicians would be happy to provide you with a recommendation for air purification that will meet your needs as well as your budget.