Winter can be a very enjoyable time of the year, but it is also the time of the year when most people get sick. While there is no way in which to completely eliminate the risk of developing a cold or other health problems during the winter season, you can greatly reduce this risk by maintaining a healthful living environment. One of the best ways to do so is by maintaining great indoor air quality with the use of UV germicidal lights in Everett, WA. These UV air purifiers are unique in their operation, and can benefit you greatly. However, they must be professionally installed and serviced, so be sure to schedule your UV germicidal light services with the IAQ technicians on the G & S Heating Cooling & Electric team.
What Are UV Germicidal Lights?
UV germicidal lights are air purifiers, but they operate much different than other types of air purifiers, such as electronic precipitators. Rather than trap pollutants like dust and dirt on filtering media or in a collection chamber, UV germicidal lights use UV radiation in order to destroy biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. While this UV radiation is confined to your ductwork and poses absolutely no risk to your health or that of any other residents, including pets, in your home, it is devastating to these biological pollutants.
Because biological pollutants are living organisms, they can continue to reproduce even if they are trapped on filters. By destroying these pollutants and rendering them incapable of reproduction, UV germicidal lights do what air filters and electronic air cleaners cannot. However, they are meant to be used as a supplement to, but not a replacement for, these other systems. They will do nothing to deal with more basic airborne pollutants, and a multi-pronged approach to improving indoor air quality tends to be the most effective course of action.