What is Germicidal UV Light?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, the air quality within your home can be 2 to 5 times higher than the average outdoor air quality due to pollutants getting trapped inside your home and then multiplying. These pollutants can cause sickness for perfectly healthy people or worse symptoms for those who already suffer from respiratory issues. There are a few options to consider when trying to improve your indoor air quality, but we are going to focus on Germicidal UV Light, what it is and how it works throughout this blog. Keep reading to learn more.

What is Germicidal UV Light?

Ultraviolet light is a part of the spectrum of light. It is classified into three different wavelengths, UV-A, UV-B, and UV-C. UV-C light is considered germicidal, which means it can destroy germs. It does this by deactivating the DNA of bacteria and other pathogens which makes them incapable of multiplying and causing disease.

How can it be used?

Germicidal UV Light can be used in a variety of ways including but not limited to purifying drinking water, improving indoor air quality, processing food, assisting with the creation of medicine, and pond and lake reclamation.

In this blog, we will focus on how Germicidal UV Light is used to improve indoor air quality.

How does it work?

A Germicidal UV Light works by producing ultraviolet wavelengths which are lethal to microorganisms. Any air that passes through these light chambers is then exposed to the germicidal UV light, and any bacteria that is in the air is deactivated and rendered harmless.

Germicidal UV Lights can be placed within your HVAC unit and ductwork. Placing the lights here will help to kill the germs and bacteria at the source, and will also provide the added benefit of extending the lifespan of your system and keeping it running at peak efficiency.

To learn more about your options for air purification and different indoor air quality solutions, call Hoffman Cooling and Heating. We have been doing HVAC differently since 1947 and can provide you with answers to whatever problem you face.

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