Fight Allergies in Columbia with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Columbia home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Columbia home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens 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 run longer, since they keep components clean.

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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed 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 powerful light blocks contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in battling germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to take care of 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.

A germicidal system can also wipe out smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not useful against dust, which is best controlled 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 preventive measures.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than visible light. It’s behind causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Midland Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning manage installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or allow bare skin be exposed to it.