We’re all susceptible to the bacteria and germs that populate our air, but many of us don’t know how to eliminate the problem. Many homeworkers have adopted the trend of installing UV lights and they’re showing miraculous results.
Airborne Pollutants are Harmful
At any given time, you can bet good money that there’s a large amount of airborne pollutants of your home. These dangerous elements include bacteria, germs, viruses, mold spores, mildew, and others. When these organisms are inhaled and enter your lungs, respiratory problems can quickly develop no matter how healthy you are. Current allergy and asthma sufferers are at an increased risk. To protect your family, it is necessary to eliminate these pollutants.
Eliminating the Threat
As you’re surely aware, ultraviolet radiation can be dangerous to human beings, sometimes leading to cases of skin cancer due to extended exposure. Airborne pollutants like the ones described above are even more susceptible to the effects, as exposure will break down their molecular structure, making them harmless. And unlike humans, these pollutants have no way to defend themselves from the effects of the UV lights. Which is another reason why they are so effective.
UV lights should always be installed by a licensed HVAC technician. You’ll have the choice of installing them in two types of locations. The first location will enable you to treat your home’s air as it passes through your home’s ductwork. This is a very effective way to ensure that the number of pollutants are greatly decreased. The second type of location is in an area where the high intensity lights can treat the components of your heating and cooling equipment. This helps to prevent the accumulation of mildew and mold in areas where moisture accumulates and will improve the energy efficiency of your equipment, in addition to prolonging its life span.
For more expert advice on the installation and use of UV lights or other home comfort questions, please contract the friendly professionals at Team Bob’s. We’ve been serving the needs of Grand Traverse County and the surrounding area for more than 30 years.
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