Could Dangerous Bacteria Be Growing in My Air Handler?

Florida may be known as the Sunshine State, but we are no strangers to its wet and humid weather. The rain and humidity however, could be causing you more than just a bad hair day—these wet conditions could be causing dangerous bacteria to grow inside of your air handler and posing a risk to you and your loved ones in the process. Learn everything you need to know about potential bacteria in your air conditioner and what you can do to keep your home safe.

Bacteria & Your Air Conditioner

Warm and wet conditions make Florida the perfect breeding ground for bacteria. Bacteria can grow anywhere, including in your air conditioning system, and disperse throughout your home as a result. Legionella, specifically, is often found in cooling towers and central air conditioning systems and can cause a wide range of health problems. As stagnant water sits in an air conditioning system, bacteria can begin to form and spread as cooled air is emitted from the air conditioner’s air handler. If an individual breathes in the air that has been contaminated with bacteria, they can become ill and experience a variety less-than-pleasant symptoms.

Fighting Bacteria with UV Lights

Fortunately for you and your home, fighting bacteria within your air conditioner is simple. Having a UV light installed is a quick and easy way to stop bacteria and keep your home safe. Ultra violet lighting, or UV, works to damage the DNA of microorganisms within your air conditioning system. As ultraviolet radiation damages the chemical bonds within a microorganism, bacteria are no long able to repair themselves or create new cells. The result? Your air conditioner will be completely sterilized and you and your loved ones will be able to breathe cleaner air with ease.

Call the Professionals at Sea Coast Air

At Sea Coast Air Conditioning, we believe that your home should be cool, comfortable, and above all, safe! This is why we want to ensure that your air conditioner is free of bacteria by providing the cleanest air possible. To learn more about us, click here, or contact Sea Coast Air Conditioning today to learn more about ultraviolet technology for your air conditioning system.


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