How UV Lights Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality
UV lights are more often thought of as a way to get a tan than as something that can actually improve your health. However, UV lights can be used to prevent illnesses, cut down on allergies, and stop asthma attacks. You can improve your family’s health by installing a UV light air purifier.
The air inside our homes is dirtier than you might think. Although the air outside might be polluted by car exhaust and smog, indoor air is more likely to be filled by biological contaminants such as bacteria and mold–and is typically several times dirtier than the air outdoors, according to the EPA. Yet most of us spend 90 percent of our time indoors.
UV lights can help. Ultraviolet light, when used in the right frequency and concentration, is deadly to viruses, bacteria, and other living microorganisms. The specific frequency is actually rare in regular sunlight, because it is mostly blocked by the planet’s atmosphere. Special UV lamps, though, can produce this frequency of light in high concentrations.
By installing these UV lights inside your home’s HVAC system, through which all the air in the house regularly circulates, you can kill off the dangerous microorganisms in the air. The UV rays are contained inside the main air duct, so there is zero risk of an accidental suntan. In fact, this is a proven technology that has been used for years in hospitals and scientific laboratories to prevent the spread of disease or contamination by microorganisms. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) have performed tests on air purifiers, and found that UV light systems are the best way to prevent the spread of disease through indoor air.
If you live in Delaware or the surrounding areas in Pennsylvania, Maryland, or New Jersey, you can contact us at Sobieski Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to learn more about UV lights and the air cleaners that are available for your home. At Sobieski Services, we are your local, qualified and experienced air quality experts. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about UV lights, so please give us a call today.
If you would like to upgrade to healthier indoor air and would like more information about uv light filtration, contact the professionals at Sobieski Services. We can help simplify filtration so you can make the best choice for your family.
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