Fight Allergies in Columbus with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was originally used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Columbus home’s environment healthier.

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Columbus home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC unit run longer, since they keep components clean.

Our Experts can advise you on the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by 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 run continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this powerful light stops contaminants from multiplying throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how effective 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 concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC equipment.

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 harmless as long as you follow a few precautions.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can see. It’s responsible for leading to 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or let bare skin be exposed to it.