UV Lights And The Benefits They Provide
Do you struggle with allergies, even when you are indoors? Does your beloved family pet aggravate a family member’s asthma or other breathing condition? Are you tired of bulky and noisy portable air cleaners? Perhaps it’s time to consider a UV light air purification system.
What are UV lights?
Ultraviolet, or UV, lights can be used to eradicate your home of irritating and hazardous pollutants. UV light is a short wave form of radiation that is deadly to many kinds of organic matter, such as mold and some bacteria, without being harmful to humans or pets. Usually, these lights are used in conjunction with HEPA filters, killing the pollutants that the filters collect.
Benefits of a UV air purifying system
There are many benefits to installing a UV light system.
- Such systems are effective in reducing vegetative bacteria, mold and some viruses, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency.
- UV air purifiers are particularly well-suited to Florida homes, where the dampness and humidity can lead to mold and mildew.
- UV air purifiers are less bulky and quieter than stand-alone filter systems.
As intriguing as UV lights can be, it’s important to keep in mind that not all UV air purification systems are alike, and effectiveness ratings vary widely. Consider also that, according to the EPA, UV lights are ineffective in reducing dust and dust mites, as well as many kinds of mold and bacteria. In addition, where the unit is placed can alter the effectiveness of the unit greatly.
The professionals at Symbiont Service Corp can help you determine if such a system will suit your needs. Contact us today and we will guide you through the details of choosing a system that’s right for you and your family.
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