Fight Allergies in Kingston with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was initially used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Kingston home’s environment cleaner.
A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Kingston home. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.
This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment work longer, since they keep components clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are put 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 effective 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 unit.
A germicidal system can also neutralize smells 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 harmless as long as you take a couple of precautions.
The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for creating painful sunburns. Prolonged 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 Kingston Home Services by Enercare manage installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or permit bare skin to come into contact with it.