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How Exactly Do UV Lights Work?

UV lights are those systems you see in many amusement parks, and may even see while trick-or-treating this Halloween, that make your white clothes glow in the dark. That’s not their only function though—the UV lights that we install and service in your HVAC system serve a purpose of eliminating scary and harmful biological contaminants from your home. Also referred to as UV air purifiers or UV germicidal lights, these systems function as air purifiers and rid your system—and thus your air—of mold, mildew, and other microorganisms.

But How Do They Work?

UV lights use radiation in order to do their job, which gives many homeowners the idea that they are actually dangerous. Quite the contrary though. As we mentioned above, these lights are often used for recreation, and never do they cause harm to humans or pets.

Despite how harmless they are to us however, they literally destroy the DNA of biological contaminants and the life-sustaining proteins that these cells thrive on. Not only are these cells killed, but UV lights prevent them from replicating, which means they are completely eradicated from your HVAC system, and your home.

How Do UV Lights Benefit You?

Now that we’ve given you an idea of how these systems work, it’s time to share with you some of the numerous benefits that UV lights bring. Keep reading for more information.

Better Air Quality: The air inside your home has the potential to be pretty unhealthy, if you don’t have the right products or services. When particles such as mold enter your indoor air, they can negatively impact occupants with allergies or asthma, in addition to individuals who are otherwise healthy.

An End to Mold Growth: It goes without saying that you don’t want mold in your home, and it’s not enough to simply remove it and hope it never comes back. A UV air purifier has an anti-microbial effect on contaminants that actually help to stop the development of mold and mildew all together.

Stops Bad Odors: Many of the bad odors that waft through the air in your home can be contributed to your ductwork, whether it’s a buildup of debris caused by not changing your air filter, (you should do this every 1-3 months) or if it’s because mold has developed in this cool, dark environment. Since UV germicidal lights stop the development of mold, you can eliminate this as a cause for foul odors.

For UV light installation and services in San Antonio, TX, contact Cowboys Air Conditioning & Heating today.

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