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What Can UV Lights Do for My Home?

If you have been looking for an indoor air quality product that specifically targets biological contaminants, you are going to want to consider using UV (ultraviolet) germicidal lights. What are UV germicidal lights and how do they work? Let’s take a look below.

What They Are

UV germicidal lights are a specialized kind of light bulbs that radiate light from UV-C rays. They are typically thin tubes, and they can be located over your AC’s evaporator coils or in your system’s ductwork.

How They Work

UV-C rays have a highly deleterious effect on biological contaminants, although the lights are safe for humans. The rays do two things at once: they damage the cell’s DNA, making it impossible for the cell to reproduce, while also killing the life-sustaining proteins in the cell so it can’t survive. This means the cell can’t replicate nor will it live, so UV germicidal lights fully eradicate any contaminants that come into contact with the rays from the light.

What Are the Benefits of UV Lighting?

If you have family members in your home that are sensitive to mold and mildew, UV lights can help ensure that these organisms do not grow anywhere inside your AC system and cause aggravation. Additionally, UV lights will also kill algae, so the lights can keep your evaporator coils clean throughout the season, which helps make your air conditioning system more energy efficient. Having problems with certain kinds of odors? UV lights can help. Lastly, UV germicidal lighting can destroy other biological contaminants that may not be caught by other types of air cleaners.

The indoor air quality pros at Downtown Air & Heat can help you with your UV germicidal lighting installation. Just give us a call and schedule an appointment for your home in Orlando, FL.

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