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Everett, WA UV Germicidal Lights by G & S Heating Cooling & Electric

Have you ever walked into a well-lit room and noticed the millions of dust motes moving through the light? While it may look pretty, it’s actually a sign that your indoor air quality is probably not as good as it could be. The air in your home is absolutely full of all sorts of microscopic particles, some of which are actually living organisms. While dust, pollen, dander and the like can provoke allergy attacks and enflame sinuses, it is the living airborne contaminants that present the biggest threat to human health. Viruses, bacteria, and mold spores of various strains are capable of inflicting lasting sickness on people, and are just as common in a home’s air as any other microscopic pollutant. So, what is to be done about this? Let’s talk about the uses of UV germicidal lights.

G & S Heating Cooling & Electric provides UV germicidal lights throughout the Everett, WA area.

How do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

UV germicidal lights are essentially just large lightbulbs that emit sort waves of ultraviolet radiation. The sun gives off the same radiation, although most of it is reflected by the atmosphere. That, plus the insulated nature of most homes, means that very little of this radiation is actually present in most homes. That’s a shame, because it’s actually an excellent way to disinfect your home. You see, a lot of these harmful infectious organisms are extremely phobic of certain kinds of ultraviolet light. They physically cannot stand too much exposure. If they do happen to be exposed to too much of this ultraviolet radiation, it begins to destroy vital parts of their cell structure that they need to reproduce. Essentially, UV light will sterilize or kill many kinds of common germs while being harmless to humans.

A UV germicidal light is often installed in a home’s ductwork, so that it can treat all the air being circulated through the system. As the air passes through the light, any infectious microorganisms that may be present in the air are rendered harmless by the radiation.

The Benefits of Germicidal UV Lights

The largest benefit is obviously that of cleaner air. While UV germicidal lights do not cleanse the air of all contaminants, they do remove those which pose the largest threat to your health. If you often suffer from incessant cold or flu symptoms, especially during times when you use your forced air systems a lot, installing a germicidal UV light could cause your health to improve.

Another benefit that UV germicidal lights possess is that they are pretty low maintenance. Yes, you will have to eventually replace the lightbulb. However, unlike most air purifiers, a germicidal UV light does not store any of the contaminants that it’s designed to attack. You never have to remove plates or replace filters, as you usually have to do with most other systems. This means that your UV germicidal light will largely run on its own, without you having to check on it every month or so.

If you’d like to know more about germicidal lights, call G & S Heating Cooling & Electric. We provide UV germicidal light services in Everett and the surrounding areas.