One potential problem with your heating and cooling system is that mold and bacteria may actually be growing in the moist areas of your system. For example, your air conditioning coils may be hosting mold and bacteria that are making their way into your family’s air. An ultraviolet, or UV, germicidal lamp is a great way to kill these pollutants.
A good filter is a must‐have for your heating and cooling system and is a great start to catching dust, mold particles, mold spores, and pollen. However, most filters can’t catch the smaller airborne viruses and bacteria—but ultraviolet air cleaners can effectively remove even these from your indoor air. In this way, a UV air cleaner allows your family to enjoy a healthier environment. This is especially beneficial if any of your family members suffer from allergies, asthma, or other respiratory problems.
Germicidal UV is a specific type of ultraviolet light (253.7nm wavelength). It does not prevent transmission of infections—like colds—through direct person‐to‐person contact, but it is known to kill airborne germs that transmit infections from person‐to‐person within buildings.
Mild UV light exposure, like that used for air quality improvement purposes, has no negative side effects, and germicidal UV is aimed at the upper room air so that only airborne microbes are directly exposed. Room occupants are exposed only to low levels of reflected UV—levels below that known to cause eye irritation or other side effects. Germicidal UV has been used safely and effectively in hospitals, clinics, and laboratories for more than sixty years.
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