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Should I Be Using UV Germicidal Lights in My Home?

Protecting the quality of the air that surrounds you in your home should be a top priority. For a number of reasons, though, indoor air quality is often overlooked, even as homeowners scramble to heat and cool their homes in an efficient and effective manner. Our technicians know just how vital air of a high quality is to your overall comfort and even to your health, though. That is why we have put together some information to help you determine if you’d benefit from the installation of UV germicidal lights in your West Palm Beach, FL home. Contact us today if you have any questions regarding the use of UV germicidal lights, or if you’d like to schedule service with a member of the Envirotech Air Quality Services team. 

There are a few different ways in which you may recognize the need for UV air purifiers in your home. It is important to note first, though, that UV air purification systems are not meant to replace air filters or electronic air purifiers, which trap and remove airborne pollutants throughout the house. UV air purifiers do not function in such a manner, instead emitting low levels of UV radiation in order to destroy biological pollutants, such as viruses, mold, and bacteria. Because of this, they are a great supplement to, but not replacement for, more traditional air cleaning methods.

One sign that you may benefit from the use of UV (ultraviolet) germicidal lights is the aggravation of allergy or asthma symptoms. Biological pollutants, such as those targeted by UV germicidal lamps, can really wreak havoc on such ailments. By relying on UV air purifiers to destroy such pollutants, you won’t have to worry about them continuing to thrive while trapped in an unclean filter.

You should also consider the use of UV germicidal lights if you notice spots of mold popping up throughout your home. Of course, these air purifiers are not going to get rid of mold that has already taken root in your home. They can, however, help to stop that mold from spreading throughout the house by destroying spores as they pass through your ductwork. To learn more about why you may want to use UV germicidal lights in your home, just give a member of our team a call today.

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