Fight Allergies in Rochester with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was first used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sanitize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Rochester home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Rochester home. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.

This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment work longer, since they keep parts clean.

Our Experts can suggest the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as quickly as 10 seconds, this potent light blocks contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how efficient 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 levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC equipment.

A germicidal system can also wipe out scents and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best managed 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 safety measures.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light. It’s behind creating painful sunburns. Extended overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Strogen's Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning handle installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or permit bare skin to come into contact with it.