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Have You Considered the Use of UV Germicidal Lights?

As important as it is to both heat and cool your home effectively and reliably, you must also remember that the quality of the air itself can have a serious impact on your overall comfort level. There is no guarantee, unfortunately, that this will be a positive impact. If the air  in your home is of subpar quality, then you will likely find before long that your comfort, and potentially your health, is suffering.The good news is that there is certainly a system or method that can help you to improve  your indoor air quality. There is no one solution, though, that is going to work in every situation. If you are concerned about biological pollutants in particular, then you may want to use UV germicidal lights in Washington, D.C.

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What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

If you’ve ever been out in the sun too long and wound up with a sunburn, then you’re already familiar with the power of UV light rays. UV germicidal lights are devices that emit these waves within your HVAC system itself. They are installed into your ductwork, typically near the air handler, so that all of the air being distributed throughout your ductwork is treated. These lights target biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria, which are destroyed and rendered incapable of reproduction by the UV radiation. These lights are completely safe for everyone in your home, and their rays won’t even escape the air ducts. To these types of pollutants, though, they are devastating.

Limitations of UV Germicidal Lights

Should you decide that UV germicidal lights are a good fit for your IAQ needs, you must keep in mind the fact that these devices are not going to filter or clean the air of non-biological contaminants, such as dirt and dust. Because of this, they should be used as a supplement, but not as a replacement for, air filtration systems and air cleaners. Contact us if you have any questions about the ways in which you can boost the indoor air quality in your home.

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