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How Can UV Germicidal Lights Improve Your Indoor Air Quality?

Air filtration is a great way to reduce contaminants in your home, but a number of biological contaminants are so small they cannot be caught in the filter media of a mechanical filter. So what can you do to help reduce the number of biological contaminants in your home? Consider the installation of UV germicidal lights. UV germicidal lights don’t just capture biological contaminants – they destroy them. When paired with an air filtration system, UV germicidal lights can greatly improve your indoor air quality in San Antonio. Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating has the solutions you need to ensure your indoor air quality is the best it can be, so call us today.


How Do UV Germicidal Lights Work?

UV germicidal lights use radiation from UV-C lights rays to destroy the DNA and life-sustaining proteins of biological contaminants. These actions destroy the cell itself, as well as its ability to reproduce. UV lights are stationary, and are usually placed over the evaporator coils and in ductwork, although they are quite flexible and can be placed just about anywhere in your system. UV germicidal lights do not attract particles in any way; contaminants have to pass directly under the light to be affected. UV lights do not filter or trap particles, nor do they remove particles like dust or dirt; they are specific to biological contaminants. UV lights are safe, and should be replaced annually.

How Do UV Lights Improve Indoor Air Quality?

UV germicidal lighting helps improve indoor air quality by eradicating biological contaminants that come into contact with its radiation.

What Are the Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights?

There are several important benefits to installing UV germicidal lights:

  • Kill over 99% of biological contaminants
  • Stop mold and bacterial growth
  • Eliminate odors
  • Destroy volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Create negative hydroxyl ions

If you are concerned about the biological contaminants in your home, it may be time to consider the installation of UV germicidal lighting.

Call Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today, and schedule an appointment to discuss how we can help you improve your indoor air quality in San Antonio.

 

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