Fight Allergies in San Antonio with a UV Germicidal Light
Ultraviolet light was first used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your San Antonio home’s environment cleaner.
A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your San Antonio home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.
This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC unit work longer, since they keep pieces clean.
Our Experts can advise you on the unit that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*
How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?
Ultraviolet lamps are put inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to eliminate the DNA of bacteria or a virus.
In as little as 10 seconds, this potent light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.
Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in fighting germs and mold.
In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to take care of 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.
In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.
A germicidal system can also take care of smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best controlled by an air filtration system.
Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?
Using UV light in your home is harmless as long as you take some preventive measures.
The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s at fault for leading to painful sunburns. Ongoing 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 Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air manage installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or permit bare skin be exposed to it.