We live in a consumer-trapping world of extras and add-ons. For only THIS much extra you can receive a lot of useless junk, right? The non-stop offers for “upgrades” have trained most people to quickly turn down offers for additional warranties, protection or accessories. While you may not need the 7-year protection plan for a phone that will be rendered obsolete in 1-2 years, HVAC add-ons tell a different story. California can be as famous for its smog as it is for its celebrities. Air comfort and quality are our main concerns at Lee’s Air. When it comes to your air in San Antonio, you swap better quality for higher temperatures. Whether you’re a West Coaster or a proud Texan, there is one air conditioning add-on you shouldn’t ignore – UV lighting. UV lighting is used to remove Volatile Organic Compounds or (VOCs) from your home’s air. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, these compounds “include a variety of chemicals, some of which may have short- and long-term adverse health effects.” So where do VOCs come from and why are there high concentrations of them in your home? Air fresheners, aerosol sprays, paint and dry-cleaned clothing are a few sources of VOCs. In small quantities, the health risks associated with these VOCs are low. The problem with homes in San Antonio and Fresno is they stay sealed up tight during the summer months to avoid energy and conditioned air loss. Without outdoor air mixing in every so often, VOCs are allowed to accumulate and cause irritation to your eyes, nose, throat and lungs. Liver, kidney and central nervous system damage are also possible with prolonged exposure. HVAC UV lights virtually eliminate VOCs from your home’s air through a process called Photocatalytic Oxidation. Basically, the UV light traps VOCs and reduces them to water and carbon dioxide through oxidation. UV lights don’t stop at VOCs. Airborne germs, mold and bacteria are also removed from your air. This is great news for infants, the elderly and allergy sufferers everywhere. So, from our great state to yours, say yes to clean air and health benefits. Say yes to UV lighting in San Antonio from Elmer’s One Hour Air.