Everyday we expose ourselves to microorganisms – tiny, microscopic creatures that live and thrive in the warm and muggy Florida air, water, soil and most surfaces that we regularly interact with. Many of these organisms can raise our risks of developing certain diseases and health conditions that can affect our well-being and quality of life. To reduce the threat, homeowners often utilize germicidal lights with their air filtration systems to kill bacteria and keep microbe populations under control. Learn how germ-fighting lights work and why your home needs them.
What is a germicidal light?
Germicidal lights or lamps produce short-wave UV light, the same type of light that can be sourced from sunlight. In the case of microbes, germicidal lights produce radiation that damages the DNA by disrupting the chemical bonds that connect DNA atoms within the microorganism. This prevents them from multiplying. Eventually they die, unable to reproduce.
Germ-busting lights such as Lennox Healthy Climate UV lights rely on this radiation to kill a number of natural contaminants such as bacteria, viruses, molds and yeast. Germicidal lights often work in tandem with your HVAC system in order to eliminate harmful microorganisms and keep their populations at a level where they become virtually harmless.
Why use a germicidal light in your home?
- It is a natural, chemical- and pollutant-free method of sanitizing and cleaning the air and surfaces in your home.
- It can sterilize air, water and solid surfaces.
- It does not leave a chemical residue after the process of sterilization.
- It can improve indoor air quality within a short time period.
- It can turn your home into a safe haven when used with other air-cleaning methods.
To learn more about how to use germicidal lights effectively with your HVAC system, call our technicians at NisAir Air Conditioning & Heating. We have been providing effective solutions for homeowners in Martin, Palm Beach and Indian River counties since 1973.