Indoor Air QualityMaintain a Healthful Environment this Winter: Use UV Germicidal Lights

Nobody ever wants to get sick, but it happens nonetheless. Winter colds are a part of the season, with our immune systems working overtime as the environment surrounding us takes its toll on our body. While hot tea and frequent hand washing may help you to get through the season with minimal trouble, the fact of the matter is they won’t help you to avoid issues related to biological pollutants within your home. UV germicidal lights, however, can help to do just that. If you have considered the installation of UV germicidal lights in Everett, WA, now is the time to act. Anything that you can do to make your home a more healthful place to live is worthwhile. Contact G & S Heating Cooling & Electric today to learn more.

What Can UV Germicidal Lights Do for Me?

UV germicidal lights utilize ultraviolet radiation in order to destroy biological pollutants within the home. If you own a forced air heating system, such as a furnace or a heat pump, then these lamps can be installed within your ductwork. Therein, they will emit the UV radiation that is so destructive to such pollutants. We should note that UV germicidal lights are confined to your ductwork, and that the light they emit would not be capable of harming any inhabitants within your home. To viruses, mold spores, and bacteria, though, this level of UV radiation is devastating.

Aren’t My Air Filters Enough?

You may have an air filtration system installed in your home, but the fact is that most air filters just aren’t capable of trapping these tiny pollutants. While some may be, they’d also likely prove to efficient to match up with your residential HVAC system. Plus, there is the fact that the biological pollutants targeted by UV germicidal lights could continue to reproduce, even as they are trapped on the filter. Pollutant destruction is your best bet in keeping these pollutants out of your home, preventing them from making you and your family ill.


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