Germicidal ultraviolet light is a new technology when it comes to disinfecting air and solid surfaces in your home. It is proven to be effective and is also being used in purifying drinking water and disinfecting hospitals and other medical facilities.
So how does it work?
Ultraviolet light is 3rd in the light spectrum next to radio waves and infrared light. It is an invisible light which has a shorter wavelength than X-rays and Gamma rays. Ultraviolet light have enough intensity to prevent bacteria and viruses from multiplying. It damages the cell wall of the organism and affects its DNA, preventing it from reproducing and eventually kills it.
What are the benefits of germicidal ultraviolet light?
There are 3 common types of germicidal UV light lamps: low pressure lamps, high pressure lamps and LEDs. Usually, one lamp is enough to install near the coils of your HVAC unit. The electricity consumption works like a normal light bulb, at around 40 watts per bulb.
It is best to consult a UV light professional to know which lamp is best for your requirement. Germicidal UV lamps should also be installed by a UV light professional. American Air Heating & Cooling can advise no all types of air filtration systems for your home and install the best solution for your needs.