Fight Allergies in Birmingham with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was initially used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Birmingham home’s environment healthier.
A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Birmingham home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.
This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid areas where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment last longer, since they keep parts clean.
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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are put inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to eliminate the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as quickly as 10 seconds, this strong light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how effective UV light is in battling 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 amounts in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.
A germicidal system can also wipe out odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not effective against dust, which is best regulated by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is safe as long as you take a couple of preventive measures.
The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can see. It’s behind causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.
The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Norrell Service Experts manage installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or let bare skin touch it.