UV Lights Help Improve Indoor Air Quality

If you think that your home protects you from the dangers of air pollution, think again. In fact, the air inside of your home can be up to 10 times  more polluted than outside air. But you can breathe easier—and improve your indoor air quality—by using UV lights.

UV, which stands for ultraviolet light, works by breaking the molecular bonds of micro-organisms. In simple terms, in destroys the DNA of micro-organism such as:

  • Viruses
  • Germs
  • Spores
  • Fungi
  • Mold
  • Bacteria

Destroying the DNA of these organism results in their swift death or neutralization, which effectively improves indoor air quality.

Even better, making UV lights a part of your air conditioning & heating system is simple. A UV light generating lamp is mounted inside of the duct of a forced air HVAC system. As the air passes through the UV light—which occurs 40-75 times per day—so do the micro-organism. Such repeated exposure to the ultraviolet light effectively destroys these contaminants.

Although standard air filters clean your air of some contaminants, they are ineffective at trapping micro-organism, which are so small they slip right through the filter. Yes, high efficiency filters will capture micro-organisms, but only down to a certain size. In short, you need an HVAC system that incorporates UV lights in order to kill most airborne bacteria and other contaminants.

Having a UV light system is an inexpensive, relatively maintenance-free way for you to improve your indoor air quality. So breathe easy. Ask us about our UV light air purification systems today.

T.F. O’Brien services the Long Island, New York area.

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