UV stands for ultraviolet, the invisible wavelength of light that gives us a tan or a burn at the beach and makes our white clothes glow in the dark at rock concerts. But UV lights have a much more practical effect than that: helping to keep your home free from germs and illnesses. A UV light installed inside your home can stop germs and bacteria dead in their tracks, and help your family feel happier and healthier in the process. How can UV lights help you home? Read on for the specifics.
How It Works
UV lights are usually installed at the apex of the air conditioner system, where cool air travels through the ducts on the way to the various corners of your home. The light forms a solid field stretching from one side of the air duct to the other. Because it’s light, it forms an impenetrable barrier, more than even the finest mesh screen can achieve. As the air circulates through your home and system, the germs can’t help but pass through the UV light. The light is harmless to humans and pets, but for tiny creatures like germs, bacteria, bedbug eggs, and the like, it’s absolutely lethal. Not only do they die instantly, but the light affects their DNA, rendering them unable to replicate before they do.
UV lights are designed to work over time: scrubbing your air as it passes through the ducts and circulates throughout your home. That lets it achieve maximum exposure in a very short time, lowering the amount of germs and bacteria in your entire home as a result. Your family will feel healthier and happier. UV lights are especially recommended if you have family members more vulnerable to illness, such as newborns, the elderly of those suffering from asthma.
John’s Refrigeration installs UV lights in Mesa, AZ, so call today!