Fight Allergies in Elkhart with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Elkhart home’s environment purer.

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

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC unit work longer, since they keep parts clean.

Our Experts can recommend the unit that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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 work constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as little as 10 seconds, this powerful light halts contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how effective UV light is in battling germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 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 equipment.

A germicidal system can also neutralize scents and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best regulated 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 radiates ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light. It’s responsible for causing painful sunburns. Prolonged 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 BW/Cook Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or allow bare skin be exposed to it.