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How UV Germicidal Lights Help Protect Indoor Air Quality

Your indoor comfort isn’t just about temperature; it’s also about the quality of your indoor air. There are a lot of factors to consider when it comes to indoor air quality, like humidity levels, the presence of allergens, odors and the possibility of biological pollutants like bacteria, viruses, mold, mildew and fungus. Removing all these different particles from your indoor air can require the pairing of different air cleaners, but if you seek not just to remove, but eradicate, biological pollutants, you’ll want to consider the installation of UV germicidal lighting in Romeoville.

What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

UV germicidal lights are lamps that can be installed directly into your system. They are typically placed over the evaporator coils and/or in the ductwork of your system; this is because biological growths like mold, mildew, algae and fungi thrive in cool, moist, dark places. UV lights operate at the same cost as regular home lighting, and installation is simple and straightforward.

How Do UV Lights Work?

UV lights radiate UV-C light rays. These UV-C light rays destroy the DNA in biological particles, preventing them from reproducing, as well as interfering with life-sustaining proteins they need to live. By destroying these cells at their core, UV germicidal lights eradicate biological pollutants. UV germicidal lights are the only air cleaner available that can destroy biological contaminants.

UV Lights Do Not Filter

One important item to note about UV germicidal lighting is that, unlike a mechanical filter, it does not filter anything. This means UV germicidal lighting does not capture dust or other particles, nor can it attract air to be purified; biological particles have to float to the space where the lighting is installed. This is why it’s important to consider the installation of a mechanical or electronic air filter when installing UV lighting.

UV germicidal lighting in Romeoville offers a safe and effective way to help make your home healthier. It is important to hire professionals for your UV light installation because if the lights are not installed correctly, they may not operate as needed.

If you are concerned about biological pollutants in your home, call DuAll Heating & Cooling today and schedule an appointment with one of our installation experts.

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