UV Germicidal Lights
Keeping the air in your Washington, DC and Northern Virginia area home clean and contaminant free is a real concern these days. There are so many contaminants that can infiltrate your indoor air supply and you need to know that the air your family is breathing is safe. There are quite a few different types of air cleaners and purifiers on the market today, and they each target specific types of contaminants.
However, whether you’re looking to eliminate large particles or small ones, allergens or smoke odors, you’re also going to need to find a way to get rid of the nasty bacteria and viruses that float around in your indoor air, and Polar Bear Air Conditioning has just the solution.
Sealed in Bacteria & Viruses
Because we have such well–made and structurally sound houses now, there are very few ways for any type of airborne contaminants to escape. Although that also means they can’t get in on their own, we do a good job of bringing them with us whenever we go in and out of the house.
And since you probably have a state of the art home heating and cooling system in place, it’s extra important to make sure any and all leaks and cracks are sealed up tight. After all, you don’t want any of that temperature controlled air seeping out.
But that also means that the germs you and your family bring in are inside to stay. They’ll continue to cycle through your indoor air, dodging even the best filters and purifiers you have in place because they’re living organisms and can work their way free. To get rid of these types of contaminants, you need to add another line to your home indoor air defenses–UV germicidal lights.
How UV Germicidal Lights Work
As their name suggests, UV germicidal lights work by killing the bacteria and viruses in your indoor air by exposing them to UV rays. These lights are generally included as part of an indoor air quality system and are placed just past the filtration device so that the only particles left in the air once it gets to the lights are the germs.
This means that the bacteria and viruses have no other particles to hide behind and are defenseless against the powerful ultraviolet radiation. Of course, the radiation these lights produce is not harmful to you or your family and you will never be exposed to it because the UV germicidal lights will be tucked away in your ductwork.
But the rays are powerful enough to do away with just about any bacteria or virus, and once you have the UV lights in place, you can rest assured that you won’t have to fight off the same germs over and over again all year long.
One Piece of the Puzzle
When you really want to make sure that your indoor air quality is top notch, you’ll want to invest in a complete indoor air quality system. This will include some sort of air cleaner or purifier to eliminate all manner of airborne particulate contaminants. However, your indoor air quality system simply won’t be complete if it doesn’t include UV germicidal lights as well. These are an important feature to look for when you’re shopping for an air purification system for your home.
Indoor Air Quality Experts
Here at Polar Bear, we’re proud to offer some great UV germicidal light products. We want our Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia customers to have only the best products available and so we only carry those that meet our high standards for quality and effectiveness. We have a good deal of experience in this business and that has given us some perspective from which to judge the various types of UV germicidal lights available.
When you only want the best for your home give us a call to learn more about the many options we offer for improving your home’s indoor air quality.