Fight Allergies in Louisville with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was originally used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Louisville home’s environment cleaner.
A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Louisville home. It can eliminate 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 locations where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC system last longer, since they keep components clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are put inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to eliminate the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as quickly as 10 seconds, this potent light blocks contaminants from multiplying throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how effective UV light is in fighting 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 amounts in a commercial office building’s HVAC unit.
A germicidal system can also take care of 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 follow a few precautions.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can see. It’s at fault for causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Becht/Givens Service Experts handle installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or allow bare skin to come into contact with it.