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How Germicidal UV Light Works

You likely are aware that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) causes painful sunburn. But were you aware that another kind of ultraviolet light can be used to keep your residence’s air clean?

The sun emits two types of dangerous UV rays, UVA and UVB. These dangerous rays can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other kinds of premature aging.

There’s another variety of UV light, known as UVC. While unprotected exposure to this ultraviolet light is harmful for your skin or eyes, it can safely be utilized to clean air, water and certain surfaces.

Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning uses this light in several of our systems to enhance air filtration in Bishop residences.

What is an Ultraviolet Light Used For?

This precise wavelength is referred to as “germicidal” since it wipes out the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens move through this light, they eventually cease to exist since they can’t reproduce.

This makes UVC light a mighty alternative to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is applied in a lot of disinfection procedures, such as medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also applied to clean drinking water and other liquids produced in food processing.

It’s growing in popularity to purify air in houses in Bishop. That’s since it can also eliminate frequent indoor contaminants like mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an extra advantage for family members who suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma.

Uses for Germicidal UV Light in Your House

We install a germicidal UV light inside your HVAC system’s ductwork. Since the light is placed within the ductwork, it makes it compatible with many heating and cooling systems. This also keeps its light safely restricted while giving powerful purification for your home’s air.

Filthy air is cleaned in a two-step process, first traveling through your air filter and then the UV light in advance of moving throughout your home. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t operating, these lights still operate to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort system clean.

This whole-house solution is superior to a portable air purifier, which is restricted to cleaning the air in one space. Portable air purifiers also can’t clean your ductwork or the innerworkings of your HVAC equipment. A clean HVAC system is typically a more efficient one that could even run for an extended period of time. And, the majority of portable air purifiers are notorious for creating ozone.

When thinking over buying a germicidal lamp for your house, it’s critical to get one that doesn’t create ozone. While ozone is fantastic at eliminating odors and chemicals, it may also irritate your lungs and create other respiratory symptoms.

If you’re looking for ways to purify your home’s air, the indoor air quality pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help. We offer a large range of options to help your loved ones breathe easier. Contact us at 760-784-9034 to schedule a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate right away!

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