Fight Allergies in La Porte with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was originally used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your La Porte home’s environment cleaner.

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your La Porte home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens within 10 seconds of contact.

This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment work longer, since they keep components clean.

Our Experts can recommend the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this strong light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in battling germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold amounts in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.

A germicidal system can also neutralize smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not useful against dust, which is best regulated by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is safe as long as you take a few safety measures.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than light you can see. It’s behind causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or allow bare skin touch it.