The air in the average home is absolutely infested with millions of microscopic particulates. These particulates are not all harmful. You don’t even notice the vast majority of them. However, there are plenty of airborne particulates that can irritate your lungs and even cause sickness. Various strains of viruses and bacteria are common, as well as mold spores that often circulate from a source colony in the ducts of your home. All of these pollutants can have adverse effects on your health. So, what are you supposed to do about it? Let’s take a look at UV germicidal lights, and how they can help improve the air quality in your home.
WHAT IS A UV GERMICIDAL LIGHT?
A UV germicidal light is a type of air purifier that works by bathing the area around itself in ultraviolet radiation. This radiation is of a shorter wavelength than sunlight, and not harmful to humans. These lights can be used as portable systems, or installed in the ducts as a whole-house system. A whole-house germicidal light will treat all air being circulated through the ducts of the house, vastly increasing its reach compared to its portable variants.
HOW DOES IT IMPROVE AIR QUALITY?
Many microscopic organisms, including many viruses, bacteria, and mold, are extremely susceptible to certain kinds of radiation. When exposed to that radiation, like the kind that the UV light gives off, these organisms are either sterilized or killed outright. This is because the radiation interferes with their cellular processes, rendering them unable to reproduce or operate effectively.
A UV germicidal light improves the air quality in your home by killing many of the microscopic germs and other organisms that can make you sick. This makes it especially popular in the homes of people with compromised immune systems or other conditions that increase their likelihood of infection. You don’t have to have any of those conditions to benefit from a UV germicidal light, however. Anyone who uses one will benefit from its protection.
If you’d like to know more about UV germicidal lights, contact Expert Air. We provide UV germicidal light installation throughout the Houston area.