UV Lights Inside Air Handler
UV Lights to Purify Indoor Air
Germicidal Lights Eliminate Pollutants From Inside Your Home
UV lights in air handler
Germs and airborne contaminants cause illness and aggravate respiratory problems. Unfortunately, they are all around us, in the very air we breathe. According to the EPA, the air inside our homes can be 5 times more polluted than the air outside. And, according to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, 50% of illnesses are either caused by, or made worse by, poor indoor air quality.
Luckily, there is something we can do to clean the air in our homes and kill off the germs that make our families sick. And it involves something very simple: light.
Germicidal lights are light sources that emit UV rays. UV light–the same light that causes sunburns–is deadly to bacteria and other microscopic organisms if the germs are exposed to enough of it, at the right frequency. The frequency used by germicidal lights is rare in natural sunlight, because the atmosphere blocks almost all of it from reaching earth. This frequency is also harmful to human cells, for basically the same reason that it is effective at killing germs; but, the UV lamps can be installed inside your HVAC system. That way, the UV light can kill the germs in your air as it circulates, without exposing your family to a single UV ray.
You can contact your local HVAC professional to determine which germicidal system is right for your home. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends using a UV lamp with a HEPA filter. Besides cleaning the air, the HEPA filter slows down the air long enough for the UV light to be effective at killing the germs.
The benefits of germicidal lights have been known for decades, and they have been used in places like hospitals to clean the air for many years. Perhaps it is time to put their germ-fighting power to use in your home.