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How Germicidal UV Light Works

You probably know that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) is to blame for your painful sunburn. But did you realize that another variety of ultraviolet light can be installed to keep your home’s air clean?

The sun emits two types of damaging UV rays, UVA and UVB. These damaging rays can cause sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other types of premature aging.

There’s another kind of UV light, known as UVC. While direct exposure to this ultraviolet light is bad for your skin or eyes, it can safely be used to disinfect air, water and some surfaces.

ACS Heating and Air Conditioning uses this light in several of our solutions to improve air filtration in Tucker homes.

Applications for Ultraviolet Light

This distinct wavelength is referred to as “germicidal” since it kills the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens move through this light, they eventually die since they can’t reproduce.

This makes UVC light a potent replacement to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is employed in lots of disinfection uses, like medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also employed to clean drinking water and other liquids produced in food processing.

It’s becoming more popular to disinfect air in houses in Tucker. That’s since it can also eradicate typical indoor contaminants including mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an added advantage for loved ones who deal with seasonal allergies or asthma.

Using Germicidal UV Light in Your Residence

We install a germicidal UV light within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Because the light is installed within the ductwork, it makes it compatible with most heating and cooling equipment. This also keeps its light safely restricted while giving strong disinfection for your home’s air.

Dirty air is cleaned in a two-step process, first flowing through your air filter and then the UV light in advance of flowing around your home. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t operating, these lights still operate to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort unit clean.

This whole-house product is better than a portable air purifier, which is limited to cleaning the air in a lone area. Portable air purifiers also can’t freshen your ductwork or the interior of your HVAC system. A clean HVAC system is typically a more efficient one that can even operate for a longer life span. And, the majority of portable air purifiers are notorious for producing ozone.

When thinking about adding a germicidal lamp to your home, it’s essential to choose one that doesn’t produce ozone. While ozone is great at eradicating odors and chemicals, it might also irritate your lungs and lead to other respiratory symptoms.

If you’re looking for methods to purify your residence’s air, the indoor air quality specialists at ACS Heating and Air Conditioning can help. We sell a broad range of products to help your household breathe easier. Contact us at 770-450-1539 to set up a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate today!

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