Fight Allergies in Roanoke with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was first used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sanitize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Roanoke home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Roanoke home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC unit work longer, since they keep components 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 Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run all the time. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to eliminate the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this strong light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in battling 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 concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC unit.

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

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is safe as long as you take a couple of safety measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light. It’s responsible for leading to painful sunburns. Extended overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning handle installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or allow bare skin to come into contact with it.