So, you’re struggling to figure out why the air in your home won’t get any cleaner, but it just doesn’t add up. After all, you’ve done everything you can think of: you replaced your air filter, invested in duct-cleaning services, and you even got some houseplants to soak up the extra moisture. What gives?

Believe it or not, there’s another way to clean the air, and it doesn’t make a lot of sense on the surface. Instead of blasting your home with a ton of chemicals or funky appliances to get rid of every contaminant under the sun, consider adding an ultraviolet light to your HVAC system.

Wait, hold on – a light is supposed to help out with cleaning the air? How does that work? Well, it actually does more than you might think. To help out, we at Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric have put together a quick primer on the benefits of installing a UV air cleaner in your HVAC system.

And if you think your home could use one, feel free to get in touch with us! Our technicians will work with you to determine the right solution, and they’ll do it right the first time.

Added Energy Efficiency

The way a UV air purifier works is simple. It mounts to your home’s air system, right in the middle of where air has to flow to enter circulation. Since all of the air has to go through it to exit through your vents, it is forced to pass through the purifier. The UV purifier zaps the particles that can build up on the AC’s coils, maximizing the efficiency it works with.

Because there are fewer contaminants to cling to the AC, your home is cooled with an ideal amount of power instead of forcing the AC to work harder to cool the air with clogged coils. More efficiency, cheaper energy bills!

Cleaner Air

As we touched on in the previous point, a UV air purifier kills contaminants before they have a chance to infect your home’s air circulation. Depending on which type of purifier you invest in, you can eliminate a wide range of undesirables from the air before you even know they’re there in the first place.

Whether it’s mold, bacteria, viruses, dust or other allergens, a UV air purifier will zap them without you having to lift a finger. The air will be noticeably cleaner before you know it!

Fresher, Crisper Air

As an added benefit, a UV air purifier will also kill the odor-causing particles that infiltrate the airflow of your home. So, on top of the air quality improvements you’ll be noticing, the air won’t ever smell badly either.


A UV air cleaner is the perfect addition to any home’s HVAC unit and airflow system. It operates silently and invisibly, so you won’t even notice that it’s there. At least, you won’t notice it until you realize that you’re saving money on energy bills and breathing noticeably cleaner and fresher air.

To learn more about how Acree Plumbing, Air & Electric can upgrade your air in no time with a UV air purifier, call us at (813) 530-9061!