Fight Allergies in Charlotte with a UV Germicidal Light

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

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

This can bring relief to 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 pieces 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 placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run continuously. 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 powerful light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how effective 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 concentration 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 managed by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you follow some preventive measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than light you can detect. It’s at fault for leading to painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning manage installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or let bare skin touch it.