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 healthier.

A UV lamp can decontaminate 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 bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations 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 is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

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

In as little as 10 seconds, this powerful 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 levels 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 managed 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 preventive measures.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than visible light. 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 take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look directly at the light or allow bare skin to come into contact with it.