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Understanding How Your UV Lights Work

We’ve written before about the benefits of having UV lights installed in your HVAC system, but do you know exactly how they work? You may know that these systems function as air purifiers, ridding your HVAC system and home of mold, mildew, and other potentially harmful biological particles. But how exactly do they do this?

The Function of UV Lights…

UV lights use a small amount of radiation to do their job. Naturally, your first reaction may be to ask if this is safe. And the answer to that is yes. In fact, you’ve probably seen and been around UV lights quite often, whether at an amusement park or a concert, where they are used to make your white clothes glow in the dark. In fact, you may even see them used in Halloween decorations throughout your neighborhood.

Even though these lights are harmless to us (and our pets) though, they are not harmless to biological contaminants. In fact, they effectively destroy the DNA of these particles, in addition to the life-sustaining proteins that these particles thrive on. Once these cells are killed, the UV lights prevent them from replicating so they’ll be completely eradicated from your HVAC system.

…And the Benefits

The biggest benefit of using UV lights is that they will give you better air quality inside your home. Without the right indoor air quality products and services, indoor air can actually be considerably unhealthy. When harmful particles like mold enter your home, it can negatively affect family members who have allergies or asthma, in addition to otherwise healthy individuals.

UV lights also have an anti-microbial effect on contaminants, meaning that they effectively stop the development of mold and mildew all together once eradicating what’s already there. One last benefit is that you’ll never have to worry about the foul odor wafting through your home that mold development can cause.

For superior UV air purifier services in Bulverde, TX, contact Riteway Service Company today.

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