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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

You likely are aware that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) results in painful sunburn. But were you aware that another kind of ultraviolet light can be used to keep your house’s air clean?

The sun gives off two types of dangerous UV rays, UVA and UVB. These damaging rays can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other signs of premature aging.

There’s another variety of UV light, referred to as UVC. While unprotected exposure to this ultraviolet light is bad for your skin or eyes, it can safely be utilized to clean air, water and some surfaces.

Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating uses this light in some of our solutions to improve air filtration in St. Louis houses.

What is an Ultraviolet Light Used For?

This precise wavelength is called “germicidal” since it eradicates the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens pass through this light, they eventually die as they can’t multiply.

This makes UVC light a mighty alternative to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is employed in lots of disinfection applications, such as medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also employed to purify drinking water and other liquids produced in food processing.

It’s growing in popularity to purify air in houses in St. Louis. That’s due to the fact it can also wipe out common indoor contaminants including mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an additional perk if someone in your household has seasonal allergies or asthma.

Uses for Germicidal UV Light in Your Home

We put a germicidal UV light within your HVAC system’s ductwork. Because the light is put in the ductwork, it makes it compatible with many heating and cooling units. This also keeps its rays carefully contained while giving powerful disinfection for your house’s air.

Dirty air is freshened in a two-step process, first flowing through your air filter and then the UV light in advance of spreading around your residence. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t running, these lights still run to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort system clean.

This whole-house product is greater than a portable air purifier, which can only clean the air in one area. Portable air purifiers also can’t clean your ductwork or the innerworkings of your HVAC equipment. A clean HVAC system is usually a more efficient one that could even work longer. And, some portable air purifiers have a bad reputation for creating ozone.

When thinking over getting a germicidal lamp for your house, it’s important to get one that doesn’t produce ozone. While ozone is good at getting rid of odors and chemicals, it can also irritate your lungs and lead to other respiratory symptoms.

If you’re seeking methods to freshen your residence’s air, the indoor air quality pros at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating can help. We offer a broad range of options to help your loved ones breathe more easily. Contact us at 314-262-4541 to schedule a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate today!

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