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Why Do I Need UV Germicidal Lights?

uv light on blue backgroundDid you know that diseases can be treated with concentrated UV light rays? In fact, Professor Niels Finsen won the Nobel Prize for Physiology of Medicine for this discovery over 100 years ago! We aren’t really talking about that here, but it is good insight into the fact that UV rays can actually be good for you.

You might be surprised to find that a leading benefit of UV light rights is actually what it can do for your Lawrenceville, GA indoor air quality, and subsequently the health of you and your household.

Battling Mold and Bacteria

The air ducts connected to your HVAC system provides the ideal environment for the growth of mold, mildew, and other potentially harmful microorganisms. This is because your ductwork is dark, cool, and moist thanks to the use of your air conditioner this time of year.

When biological contaminants such as these infiltrate your home, they can cause a number of health issues for your family. Infectious diseases are a real threat, and although not as scary as that, allergic rhinitis, asthma, and hypersensitivity to allergy symptoms are also risks. If this all sounds unpleasant…well… it is. But there’s good news! Professionally installed UV germicidal lights, often referred to as a UV air purifier or simply UV lights, helps you battle against this mold and bacteria exposure.

UV Light and Your Indoor Air Quality

UV lights have an anti-microbial effect on the biological contaminants that form in your ductwork. When UV germicidal lights are installed, within your ductwork or over the evaporator coil, they effectively halt the development of mold and mildew before it even starts. Therefore, bacteria is never given the chance to break off and travel into your home.

Your indoor air can be a lot more polluted than you realize, without the right products in place. In fact, its quality can even be worse than the air quality outside. For this reason, people with allergies, asthma, and any other respiratory problems can find themselves with aggravated symptoms if the problem is not resolved.

Is UV Radiation Safe?

In this form, yes. In addition to ridding your ductwork of mold and mildew, and subsequently helping improve your indoor air quality, UV germicidal lights help eliminate the foul stench that comes along with it. Plus, UV germicidal lights are pretty versatile, being installed directly into your ductwork.

Because of where it’s placed, and it’s use, this type of UV lighting is completely harmless to people and pets. In fact, you’ve probably seen it used at concerts or theme parks in the form of black lights to make your clothes glow. So yes, it is safe—and yet deadly to microorganisms that can harm your health.

So if you want to make your home a healthier place without sacrificing and space or home comfort, then we highly recommend the installation of UV germicidal lights.

Contact Wall Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. for more great indoor air quality and HVAC solutions!

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