Fight Allergies in Charleston with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially 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 disinfect HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Charleston home. It can kill 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 last longer, since they keep pieces clean.

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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this strong light blocks contaminants from multiplying 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 levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC equipment.

A germicidal system can also take care of scents and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best regulated 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 preventive measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than visible light. It’s at fault for leading to painful sunburns. Prolonged 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 Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning handle installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or allow bare skin touch it.