Copper has a long history in critical heat transfer components used in air-conditioning systems due to its unique properties, including:
- High thermal conductivity
- Corrosion resistance
- Ease of joining
- Infinite recyclability
Most recently, this list also includes its antimicrobial effect. Pure copper and copper alloys have antimicrobial properties that kill microorganisms on contact and prevent the growth of bacteria and fungi.
The wet and humid environments in air conditioning units are perfect places for mold to grow. Harmful mold spores can be spread through fans into homes and often cause serious health problems.
Everyone has heard stories about office workers sharing a building or students living together in a dorm getting sick. This is commonly referred to as “sick building syndrome” and can be caused by dirty and moldy air conditioning units.
Copper coiled units are virtually mold-free, even after years of use, which improves air and quality and living conditions.
Mold buildup in noncopper units also degrades performance and prevents units from working correctly, costing users extra money.