A germicidal ultraviolet light has a complicated-sounding name, but it’s actually quite simple. These lights use ultraviolet rays to protect an indoor space from germs, and they can kill almost all airborne bacteria. While the lights are most popular in a sterile environment like a hospital, there’s a reason that they’re growing in popularity among homeowners.
HVAC Germicidal Ultraviolet Light
While there are standalone units, Air Boca recommends choosing an HVAC germicidal ultraviolet light, which is placed inside your air handler. Regardless of what kind of bacteria you’re trying to avoid, a UV light may be a sensible option for you. UV lights are different from air purifiers or filters –– instead of targeting dust and dander like air purifiers do, germicidal UV lights are made to kill mold spores and other harmful bacteria that would be in your air otherwise.
How It Works
A short wavelength ultraviolet light is able to stop bacteria in its tracks because of its high frequency. You may wonder if this is something you should be concerned about if you don’t have any problems with air quality, but think about this: HVAC units can be breeding grounds for bacteria, especially if they aren’t maintained properly. A UV light puts your mind at ease because harmful bacteria are killed before it can affect you or your family.
Why Should You Install Germicidal Ultraviolet Lights
When you’re already responsible for the cost of your HVAC system, you may be hesitant to make improvements that don’t feel like necessities. But if you want to stop mold and bacteria from spreading in your HVAC unit, this is a great way to do so.
Breathe Cleaner with Air Boca
Air Boca is the top air conditioning company in the Boca Raton area, and we only carry the best germicidal UV light brands. Whether you need to buy a germicidal UV light, need one installed or need your existing UV light repaired, we’re happy to schedule a consultation.
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