UV Light for HVAC is more essential for you and your family.
What is UV Light for HVAC?
UV lights are needed to destroy mold, mildew, and other undesirables from within your HVAC system. The power of ultraviolet light damages the organism and causes it to “forget” how to build proteins or reproduce itself. This is important because these types of organisms thrive in places that are damp and dark. Your air conditioner is the perfect hiding spot for them to grow unnoticed. UV lights make your air systems almost uninhabitable for these bad guys.
UV lights protect your home and your health. Studies have shown that ultraviolet light, when set to the correct wavelength, efficiently reduces the air germ contamination by over 93%. Ultimately reducing the chances of seasonal allergies and asthma. The system also transforms odor, smoke, and gases from cleaning products into harmless, odorless water vapor and carbon dioxide.
How UV Light Kills Mold, Bacteria & Viruses?
Ultraviolet lights were shown to kill mold, viruses and bacteria more than 100 years ago. In fact, in 1903, Niels Finsen was given the Noble Prize in Medicine for using UV to effectively treat patients with skin infections.
Today, UV lights are used for germicidal use in hospitals, restaurants and grocery stores. And they have been shown effective in killing sterilizing an HVAC system. Here are two examples:
In 2012, a study at Duke University Medical Center showed that UV lights killed 97% of bacteria that were resistant to antibiotics, the so-called superbug bacteria that are the toughest to kill.
The Journal of Applied and Environmental Biology reported in 2001 that germicidal UV radiation significantly reduces airborne fungi in air handling units.
Can UV Light Kill COVID-19?
This is a question we’re hearing often, and there might be good new! UV germicidal lights are known to kill viruses of many kinds. UV light might kill coronavirus! According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Vaporous hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, and moist heat are the most promising decontamination methods” for COVID-19 commonly called coronavirus.