Fight Allergies in Austin with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was first used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sanitize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Austin home’s environment healthier.
A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Austin home. It can eliminate 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 climates where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC system run longer, since they keep parts clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as quickly as 10 seconds, this strong light blocks contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in combating 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 wipe out odors 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 not dangerous as long as you follow some preventive measures.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s behind causing painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can cause 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 handle installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or let bare skin to come into contact with it.