How Do UV Germicidal Lights Work?
UV germicidal lights are installed into one’s air ducts, typically near the air handler, so as to treat all of the air circulating through that system. Unlike air filters or electronic air purifiers, UV germicidal lights are not used in order to remove pollutants like dust and dirt from the air in one’s home. Instead, UV germicidal lights serve to destroy biological pollutants, which may include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria. They do this by emitting low levels of UV radiation. These are completely harmless to humans and pets in the home, and they won’t make their way out of the ductwork, anyway. However, to these biological pollutants, the UV rays have devastating effects. They are capable of killing the pollutants, and also of disrupting them on a biological level in order to prevent them from reproducing. These pollutants are generally small enough that they’d pass through most air filters, and could continue to thrive once trapped, anyway. UV germicidal lights resolve the issue effectively.
If you are frequently getting sick, or if you notice the growth of mold in your home, it’s a good idea to contact a member of our staff in order to discuss the installation of UV germicidal lights. We should note that these systems will not remove existing mold, but can prevent mold spores from spreading throughout your home via your ductwork. Because they do not filter the air, they should also be used in conjunction with more basic air filtration equipment.
Call Goettl Air Conditioning to learn more about your UV air purification options.