Fight Allergies in Rochester with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was first used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Rochester home’s environment healthier.
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 locations where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment run longer, since they keep pieces clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate 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 multiplying 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 unit.
A germicidal system can also take care of scents 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 take a couple of preventive measures.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a smaller 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 handle installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or permit bare skin touch it.