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Is your air conditioner struggling to cool your home? According to Energy Star – a U.S Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program, most modern HVAC systems or air conditioners are built to last an average of 15 years, completely dependent on make & model, as well as your climate, how often you run the system, and how often your air conditioner is maintained.

Your air conditioner is something most of us take for granted, and never really give any consideration to until it breaks down & leaves us vulnerable to the elements. When this happens, you’ll rush to find an HVAC company to come to your home, and hope they provide a quick & easy fix. However, sometimes these “quick & easy fixes” can’t actually be completed easily, quickly, or even cheaply.

When this happens, you have a pretty big decision to make: repair or replace your existing air conditioner system? How can you know what the best decision is for you, your home, & your wallet?


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March 12, 2015

Control Household Mold Growth with Functional UV Lights

Control Household Mold Growth with Functional UV LightsMold accumulation is something that many homeowners don’t think much about. Unfortunately, if this problem is left unchecked, mold spores in your air can cause respiratory problems, including allergies and asthma. Fortunately, there are a few techniques you can use to alleviate this problem, but few are as effective as the installation of UV lights within your HVAC system.

Preventing Mold in Your Air

Mold spores that have been released into your home’s air can be dangerous to your family’s health, but they aren’t very resilient. In fact, when exposed to ultraviolet radiation, spores are broken down at the molecular level, rendering them inert. Installing UV lights in your HVAC system can help treat the air in your home effectively. As air passes through your home’s ductwork, mold spores are treated with UV rays and made harmless before they have a chance to be redistributed into other areas of your home.

Improving Your HVAC System

In addition to treating the air that passes through your home’s ductwork, you can also treat your HVAC system itself. Certain HVAC components are susceptible to the accumulation of moisture, creating an environment where mold can thrive. By installing UV lights to treat these components, mold won’t be able to develop and potentially take flight and enter your home’s air.

Another benefit of UV light is that it can improve the condition of your home’s HVAC system. When you treat components, you’ll prolong their operational lifespan and improve your system’s efficiency. This means that UV lights can end up paying for themselves in just a short amount of time.

For more expert advice on UV lights, or if you have any other concerns related to home comfort, please contact the friendly professionals at Paschal Heat, Air & Geothermal. We’ve been serving the needs of Northwest Arkansas and the surrounding areas for more than 45 years.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Springdale, Arkansas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

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