UVR Contributes to ACHR News Article: Starting Up Idle HVAC Equipment after Summer Vacation

Starting Up Idle HVAC Equipment after Summer Vacation

In the article written by The News' Jen Anesi,  Jones notes "Maintenance visits are also a good time to consider implementing products that can help improve IAQ and system efficiency, even when the  units have been shut down for the summer. UV-C lights, which help prevent microbial growth on the condenser and evaporator coils while the unit is not in use, are one such option, Jones said.

“While the HVAC systems are shut down over the summer, it is recommended that the UV fixtures remain on, continuously cleansing the coil and inside of the system — this can be as little as 25 watts,” Jones said.  “In the fall, when classes resume, the ultraviolet energy will have cleaned and maintained the coil and many other components.
Therefore, there will not be the typical biological growth to create additional pressure drop, lower airflow levels, or impede
the coil’s ability to remove heat. In other words, the tech will  have no issues typically cased by a dirty coil.”

Read the entire article here: http://www.achrnews.com/articles/130254-starting-up-idle-hvac-equipment-after-summer-vacation