Indoor air quality is a big concern for Yuma area residents, especially during flu and cold season. That’s when these germs can easily be spread throughout the home via the heating and ventilation systems. After all, you like to share many things with your family and friends, but the flu isn’t one of them. To help keep germs in check, a recent innovation in home air purifying equipment has become available: the UV light, also known as germicidal light.
These specialized ultraviolet lights are added to many HVAC and air purification systems to help them better disinfect the air. While the filter included in your home comfort system works to remove lung-irritating dust and other particles from the air, the UV-light system focuses on mold and bacterial pollutants.
This germicidal band of light is different from the well-known UVA and UVB rays that cause sunburn and skin cancers. UV light from the “C” part of the spectrum (UVC) has been used for decades to reduce the growth of vegetative bacteria, viruses, fungi and infectious organisms in hospitals, laboratories and at the CDC (the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
As they improve the indoor air quality of your home, UV-light systems also help protect your home heating and cooling equipment from within, attacking organisms that grow on the moist components. This makes the equipment last longer and run more efficiently while producing cleaner air for you and your family.
To learn more about UV-light systems, air purifiers and indoor air quality, contact the experts at Hansberger Refrigeration and Electric Company. Please visit our website for more information about our services or to contact us.
Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems). For more information about UV lights and other HVAC topics, download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.
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