06 Apr How UV Germicidal Lights Keep Your Home Healthy
If there is one thing that people don’t want to think about getting inside the ventilation system of their homes, it’s organic pollutants such as mold and bacteria. Not only are such things simply unpleasant to think about (“icky” is probably the best adjective), they are also a source of illnesses and various health complications that pose risks to everyone in a house.
Unfortunately, some of the more common ways of eliminating mold and dangerous microbes involve using chemical treatments that will end up having a negative effect on your air quality anyway. A much better solution to purify your home’s air of biological contaminants is through the power of ultraviolet radiation found in UV germicidal lights.
For more information about UV lights and increasing your home’s air quality, contact the skilled team at Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating today.
The power of UV germicidal lights
High frequency ultraviolet light is destructive to organic material. The UV radiation used in germicidal lights damages the DNA of a microorganism and prevents it from reproducing. This may not kill the organism, but it does render it harmless. This process has been used for sterilization and disinfecting in hospitals, water treatment plants, and laboratories for many years, and it is effective without placing toxins in the air or creating harm for humans. (The radiation level used isn’t damaging for human tissues, and if your UV lights are correctly installed, no one in your home will be exposed to the UV rays anyway.)
It’s important that you know what is in the air in your home first before you arrange for UV germicidal light installation. If you have noticed an increase in illnesses in your household, the cause could come from non-biological contaminants such as pollen, and UV lights will not affect these. Have indoor air quality professionals advise you on the best options available for cleaning your air.
If you think your home in Nashville, TN or the surrounding areas might benefit from UV germicidal light installation, call up Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating. Since 1970, we have helped Middle Tennessee solve indoor air quality problems and other comfort issues. We have NATE-certified technicians to see that you receive the best work possible.