Fight Allergies in Edmonton with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was initially used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Edmonton home’s environment purer.
A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Edmonton home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.
This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC unit run longer, since they keep parts clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are placed 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 potent light halts contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in fighting germs and mold.
In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 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 equipment.
A germicidal system can also take care of smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best managed by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is safe as long as you use a couple of precautions.
The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for creating 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 McKinley Heating Service Experts take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or permit bare skin touch it.