Fight Allergies in Houston with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was initially used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Houston home’s environment healthier.
A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Houston home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.
This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria multiply. 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 installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as little 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 wipe out 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 wipe out scents 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 few preventive measures.
The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than visible light. It’s behind creating painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Church Services take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or permit bare skin touch it.