Fight Allergies in Hillsborough with a UV Germicidal Light

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

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Hillsborough home. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens within 10 seconds of contact.

This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid areas where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC system work longer, since they keep pieces clean.

Our Experts can suggest the unit that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Fras-Air/General 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 operate constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

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

Two studies have shown how efficient 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 levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC equipment.

A germicidal system can also neutralize odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical 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 follow some preventive measures.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for leading to painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Fras-Air/General Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or permit bare skin be exposed to it.