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Improving Air Quality by Destroying Pollutants

Most homeowners know that they need a great heating and air conditioning system in order to maintain a comfortable environment within their homes. However, too many homeowners mistakenly believe that the quest for true comfort ends there. In fact, it is every bit as important that you maintain high indoor air quality in your home as it is that you keep the temperature within your home at a comfortable level. Not only does maintaining great indoor air quality protect your comfort, but it can protect your health as well. Many illnesses and respiratory issues, for instance, stem from the presence of biological pollutants. By destroying such pollutants with the use of UV germicidal lights in Capitol Hill, DC, you can reduce the risk of encountering such issues. Contact Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc. to learn more.

How UV Germicidal Lights Work

UV, or ultraviolet, germicidal lights are actually quite simple devices. They are entirely free of moving components. Installed directly into your ductwork, usually by the air handler in your HVAC system, they simply emit small amounts of UV radiation, which destroys biological pollutants in the air as it passes beneath the lamps. This UV radiation is devastating to such pollutants, which include viruses, mold spores, and bacteria, but is entirely safe to individuals and pets living within the home.

Why Choose UV Germicidal Lights?

If you have frequent illnesses among the family members in your home, if you notice mold popping up throughout the house, or even if your allergy are just frequently giving you trouble, then you may want to consider the use of UV germicidal lights in your home. Just because you use air filtration methods, remember, doesn’t mean that you cannot benefit from UV air purifiers. Even if your filters  do trap such pollutants, they can continue to thrive while trapped on the filters. You won’t have to worry about that when you use UV germicidal lights, though.

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