Fight Allergies in Niagara Falls 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 Niagara Falls home’s environment healthier.
A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Niagara Falls 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 system work longer, since they keep pieces 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 strong light stops contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how efficient UV light is in combating germs and mold.
In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to take care of 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 odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not useful against dust, which is best controlled by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take a couple of precautions.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than visible light. It’s responsible for leading to painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Niagara Home Services by Enercare manage installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or let bare skin touch it.