Pros and Cons of UV Air Filtration

Nov 19, 2021

Your air conditioning system is responsible for delivering cool air throughout your home. Thankfully, a typical HVAC system will last around 15 years before it needs to be replaced. However, it’s made up of several components that can break down along the way and shorten its lifespan. Unfortunately, catching these issues isn’t always as easy as your unit shutting off.

Sometimes symptoms pop up around or inside your home that can signal the need for repairs. So, how do you know if your AC is doing its job correctly? Our experts at Hobson AC have the answers. Keep reading to find out ways to be sure your AC is maximizing its efficiency.

To schedule an AC inspection with our experts, call us today at (817) 341-5142. 

3 Common Signs Your AC Isn’t Working Correctly

If you notice these common signs your AC isn’t working correctly, you should call a professional HVAC technician to inspect and repair or replace your system:

  • Warm air
  • Irregular cooling cycles
  • Foul odors

Warm Air

Warm air can mean several things in the AC world. While it may be an easy repair like restoring your fan or fixing thermostat functions, it can also signal the need for serious repairs like managing refrigerant leaks and electrical wiring in your HVAC system. Serious issues should be handled by professionals because electricity and chemicals are dangerous and can be deadly.

Irregular Cooling Cycles

The size of your unit can impact its cooling cycles. While an AC unit being too small for a room or home is a problem, one that is too big also causes issues. A unit that is too large for your home will shut off before a full cooling cycle is up because it reaches the intended temperature too quickly. This allows the room to heat back up before the next cooling cycle starts.

Irregular cooling cycles can also be due to a safety feature on your unit. A modern HVAC system may cut a cooling cycle if it detects voltage that is too high, in order to protect you and your family from electrical fires. Window air conditioners are often sold in 110-volt models, while central air systems need double the power to operate. 

Foul Odors

Depending on which strange smells your AC unit is emitting, it can mean different issues. Musty odors that have a hint of woodiness often signal mold or mildew growing in your unit, while a dirty sock smell likely indicates the need for a filter change. However, some odors can be dangerous, like a gas smell.

If you smell gas in your home or coming from your air conditioning system, you should open as many windows as you can and quickly call your local fire department to inspect your home for a potential gas leak. Gas leaks can poison humans and animals and cause fires in your home.

Trust Hobson AC With Your AC Repairs and Replacements

At Hobson AC, we understand the strange symptoms your HVAC system may be experiencing. Our qualified team can handle any of your AC repair or replacement needs. Serving the Weatherford area since 1962, we are leading experts in the HVAC industry.

Call our team of professionals to schedule your appointment today at (817) 341-5142. 

Our company was founded in 1962, and there have been lots of technological advancements since that time. Our goal is to maintain awareness of each new advance and to make it available to our customers. One of the things we all have in common is the desire to ensure our homes are safe, that they are comfortable, and that we don’t have to worry about either. That’s why it’s important to be familiar with tried and true methods of making our comes comfortable while also taking advantage of the newer advantages made available by changing technologists.

What is UV Air Filtration?

UV is an abbreviation for Ultra Violet, and UV Air Filtration reduces biological materials such as bacteria and viruses from the air. It does those by exposing them to UV light. A number of products are available to help make your home’s air safer through UV Purification.

Pros of a UV Air Filtration System

One of the biggest benefits of UV Air Filtration is the way it interacts with the air in your home to eliminate harmful bacteria. By focusing on the elimination of microscopic harmful bacteria, it allows the occupants of your home to live in a cleaner environment. While it does this, it’s working silently in the background so you won’t even know it’s running.

Cons of a UV Air Filtration System

The biggest negative to having UV protection in your home may be its cost, but you should still be able to find a model you can afford in your area. In addition to the cost, it’s important to remember that UV protection doesn’t do away with the need for a clean air filter and routine cleaning of your system, as well as the fact that UV bulbs have to be changed periodically. A UV system cannot remove allergens, cigarette smoke, and other fumes from your home.


The best thing you can do is examine your options. The professionals at Hobson AC will be glad to review the many possibilities available to you and help you find the best solution for your budget and needs.


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