Fight Allergies in Atlanta with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was originally used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Atlanta home’s environment healthier.

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Atlanta 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 locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC system last longer, since they keep components clean.

Our Experts can advise you on the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are put 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 little as 10 seconds, this powerful light blocks contaminants from multiplying throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in fighting germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC equipment.

A germicidal system can also wipe out smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best regulated by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take a couple of safety measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than visible light. It’s at fault for causing painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

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