Fight Allergies in Hurricane with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was first used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Hurricane home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Hurricane home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC system work longer, since they keep components clean.

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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this strong light blocks contaminants from multiplying throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how effective UV light is in combating germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to wipe out 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold amounts in a commercial office building’s HVAC unit.

A germicidal system can also neutralize smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not effective against dust, which is best managed by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take a few safety measures.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s behind creating painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Teays Valley Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or let bare skin to come into contact with it.