Fight Allergies in Albany with a UV Germicidal Light

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

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Albany 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 equipment last longer, since they keep components clean.

Our Experts can recommend the equipment that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by D.A. Bennett Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is upheld 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 stops contaminants from multiplying 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 wipe out 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold amounts 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 useful 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 follow a few safety measures.

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

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


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