Fight Allergies in Memphis with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Memphis home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Memphis home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.

This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment run longer, since they keep parts clean.

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

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and run continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as quickly as 10 seconds, this powerful light halts contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how efficient UV light is in battling germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to take care of 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 unit.

A germicidal system can also take care of odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best managed by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is safe as long as you follow some precautions.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

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