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How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Perhaps you realize that the sun’s ultraviolet light (UV) results in painful sunburn. But were you aware that another kind of ultraviolet light can be installed to keep your home’s air clean?

The sun gives off two types of dangerous UV rays, UVA and UVB. These dangerous rays can lead to sunburn, skin cancer, wrinkles and other kinds of premature aging.

There’s another variety of UV light, referred to as UVC. While direct exposure to this ultraviolet light isn’t good for your skin or eyes, it can safely be applied to disinfect air, water and certain surfaces.

McNatt Inc uses this light in several of our products to better air filtration in Robstown houses.

How Ultraviolet Light is Used

This distinct wavelength is called “germicidal” because it wipes out the DNA of bacteria and viruses. When pathogens pass through this light, they eventually cease to exist since they can’t multiply.

This makes UVC light a mighty replacement to chemical disinfection. Germicidal light is used in many disinfection procedures, like medical laboratories and hospitals. It’s also applied to purify drinking water and other liquids produced in food processing.

It’s becoming more popular to purify air in homes in Robstown. That’s because it can also eliminate frequent indoor contaminants such as mold, mildew and bacteria. This is an additional advantage for family members who suffer from seasonal allergies or asthma.

How to Use Germicidal UV Light in Your Residence

We place a germicidal UV light in your HVAC system’s ductwork. As the light is installed within the ductwork, it makes it compatible with the majority of heating and cooling systems. This also keeps its rays securely confined while providing great purification for your residence’s air.

Contaminated air is freshened in a two-step process, first flowing through your air filter and then the UV light before circulating around your house. Even when your heat or air conditioning isn’t operating, these lights still function to keep your air, ductwork and home comfort unit clean.

This whole-house solution is superior to a portable air purifier, which is restricted to cleaning the air in a single area. Portable air purifiers also can’t freshen your ductwork or the interior of your HVAC system. A clean HVAC system is usually a more efficient one that may even work for an extended period of time. And, some portable air purifiers are known for making ozone.

When considering buying a germicidal lamp for your house, it’s important to choose one that doesn’t produce ozone. While ozone is fantastic at eradicating odors and chemicals, it can also irritate your lungs and cause other respiratory troubles.

If you’re looking for ways to purify your house’s air, the indoor air quality professionals at McNatt Inc can help. We have a broad range of options to help your family breathe easier. Contact us at 361-247-0605 to request a free, no-obligation home comfort analysis and estimate now!

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