Fight Allergies in Charleston with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was first used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Charleston home’s environment purer.
A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Charleston home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.
This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment last longer, since they keep parts clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are put inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work all the time. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as little as 10 seconds, this powerful light blocks contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how efficient UV light is in battling 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 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 safe as long as you follow a couple of safety measures.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can see. It’s at fault 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 Pardee Service Experts handle installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or allow bare skin to come into contact with it.