Are UV Germicidal Lights Necessary?

UV-germicidal-lightThere is a common misconception among homeowners that comfort is all about temperature maintenance. This really could not be further from the truth. Yes, it is vitally important that you are able to both heat and cool your home in order to live comfortably through the year. However, it is also very important that you are able to maintain great indoor air quality in your home. If not, you are going to face problems that can affect not just your comfort, but your health as well.

One of the major challenges of attaining and maintaining great indoor air quality is the fact that there is just so much that can go wrong with the air in your home. Like most problems that you may encounter in life, there is a variety of potential issues that may be behind your low indoor air quality. We’ll help you to find the right solutions for the existing problems. You may benefit from the use of UV germicidal lights in Las Vegas, NV.

What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

UV germicidal lights, or ultraviolet germicidal lights, are more or less just what they sound like. They are light bulbs that emit UV light, much like those rays in sunlight that can cause our skin to burn. Don’t worry about getting a sun burn in your own home, though. UV lights are installed in the HVAC system, typically right by the air handler, and they are 100% safe for humans and pets. They do not emit ozone or any other byproducts. They simply give off UV light, and that simple operation can have serious benefits for your home.

Why Use UV Germicidal Lights?

When you think of the pollutants that you may encounter in your home, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? Dust? Pollen? Dirt? These are all problematic, obviously, but can be removed from the air in your home via air filters, electronic air cleaners, and other pollutant-removal based systems. UV germicidal lights do not remove pollutants from the air in the house, though. They are designed to deal with the living biological pollutants that cannot simply be filtered out. These may include viruses, mold, and bacteria.

While ultraviolet germicidal lamps are completely safe babies, adults, pets, etc., they are incredibly damaging to these biological pollutants. They disrupt the microorganism at a biological level, killing it off and/or rendering it incapable of further reproduction. This is in contrast to air filters that may trap such pollutants, but which will allow them to go on reproducing.

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UV germicidal lights are not meant to replace existing IAQ systems. Instead, you should supplement your air filters, cleaners, etc. with UV germicidal lights if encounter issues with biological pollutants. The most effective IAQ systems are typically those that take a multi-pronged approach to the problem. Our experienced technicians will determine which systems will best suit your needs.

Let Goettl Air Conditioning handle your indoor air quality services. G-O-E-T-T-L it’ll keep you cool but it’s hard to spell.