Fight Allergies in Calgary with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was originally used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Calgary home’s environment healthier.

A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Calgary home. It can eliminate 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 flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC system run longer, since they keep pieces clean.

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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as quickly as 10 seconds, this potent light halts contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how efficient 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 unit.

A germicidal system can also take care of smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not effective against dust, which is best regulated by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is harmless as long as you take a few precautions.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than visible light. It’s responsible for causing painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more powerful, so it’s important to let A1 Chesney Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning manage installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or permit bare skin be exposed to it.