Ultraviolet light was initially used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sanitize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your South Florida home’s environment healthier.
An UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your South Florida home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.
This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid areas where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC system last longer, since they keep pieces clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to eliminate the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as quickly as 10 seconds, this strong light halts contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how efficient UV light is in combating germs and mold.
In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to take care of 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.
In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC unit.
A germicidal system can also neutralize odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best controlled by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you follow some precautions.
The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for leading to painful sunburns. Extended overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is more powerful, so it’s important to let D & K Heating Service Experts take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or let bare skin touch it.