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3 Advantages of UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, June 16th, 2014 at 9:59 am

One of the major threats to the quality of your indoor air comes from biological pollutants—mold, fungus, microbacteria—that can enter your ventilation system. The shadowy and closed-in regions inside a ventilation system are a breeding ground for this sort of contamination, and they can be difficult to remove through normal cleaning methods. This is where the technology of UV germicidal lights is invaluable.

UV germicidal lights have long been used in hospitals, burn centers, clinics, and other health care facilities to eliminate bacteria, fungi, spores, and other illness-creating contaminants from HVAC systems. The lamps work by irradiating bacteria with short ultraviolet wavelengths. These short wavelengths destroy the cellular structure of the contaminants, stripping away the nuclei. This not only destroys biological pollutants, but it also stops them from reproducing and spreading. Professionals will install the lights to disinfect the airflow moving through your HVAC system so that mold will neither enter your home’s air nor take hold inside the ventilation system.

To have installation of UV germicidal lights in Orange County, FL, call Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. Here are three advantages of choosing to have UV lamps put into your HVAC system:

  1. They are inexpensive: Although you need to hire professionals to correctly install the lamps inside the ducts so they will target the largest area possible and not obstruct airflow, UV germicidal lights are not expensive to set up and maintain. The installers can easily connect them to your power system and start them working right away.
  2. They’re safe: You’ve heard that ultraviolet radiation is unhealthy for you. It’s true that skin exposure to UV radiation is harmful—it can cause cellular damage to your cells as well—it would require long exposure from the lamps used inside ducts to cause any danger to you. The lights are installed in a way that you won’t have to worry about even a short period of exposure, and they are far safer for you than chemical-based solutions for mold and bacterial growth.
  3. They leave no chemical residue: Because UV germicidal lights only use wavelengths to destroy bacteria, they do not leave behind any chemicals inside your ducts. The use of any kind of chemical cleaner inside your ductwork is extremely detrimental to your indoor air quality and if at all possible should be avoided. UV lights leave behind no residue of any kind.

Next Generation Air & Heat Inc. is concerned about your indoor air quality and your family’s health.

UV germicidal lights in Orange County, FL are only one of the ways that we can help improve the air inside your home. Call us today to find out more about our indoor air quality services.

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