Fight Allergies in Austin with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was originally used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Austin home’s environment cleaner.
A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Austin home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens within 10 seconds of contact.
This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid areas where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC unit last longer, since they keep components clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate continuously. 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 halts contaminants from multiplying throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how efficient 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 concentration 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 managed by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you follow a few preventive measures.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can detect. It’s behind creating painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Strand Brothers Service Experts manage installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or permit bare skin to come into contact with it.