UV Germicidal Light
UV Germicidal Light FAQs
Considering integrating an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light into your home or office? It’s a smart move. From killing germs, bacteria, viruses and mold in tough-to-reach places to improving indoor air quality to maximizing energy efficiency—and lowering your bills—there are countless reasons to consider these powerhouse lights.
Still have questions? Read on for our most common FAQs—or get in touch with TruClean to ask any additional questions and plan your next steps.
7 Benefits of a UV Germicidal Light
Germicidal lights are simple, effective ways to curb bacterial, yeast and viral growths. These specialized lamps produce an ultraviolet (UV) light that disrupts growth and deactivates existing growths, aiding in the disinfection of surfaces, water and more. Using one in your home can help improve everything from air quality to the health and well-being of you and your family.
Some other reasons to consider integrating a germicidal UV light into your home?
#1. Curbs mold and bacterial growth
Again, the main benefits of a UV germicidal light is to curb mold and bacterial growth. By deactivating bacterial and viral DNA as well as other pathogens, these lights keep them from growing and spreading. In addition, germicidal lights can kill existing germs and bacteria, sanitizing spaces and keeping your home or office clean and healthy.
#2. Reduces colds and flus
By treating the air circulating in your heating and cooling system, UV germicidal lamps can kill mold and destroy airborne viruses and bacteria that, ultimately, lead to colds, flus and other illnesses. This can keep you and your family or staff healthy. Many experts recommend adding in an air purifier to filter even more germs and bacteria from your indoor air.
#3. Lessens unpleasant smells and household
Mold and mildew happen—too much water or dampness gets trapped in air ducts, vents and other enclosed spaces, which can lead to unwanted growths and, from there, not-so-pleasant smells and odors.
In killing mold and mildew spores and build-ups, UV germicidal lamps not only eliminate the problem—and make your air healthier and more breathable—but, also, curb the noticeable smells tied to these growths. It’s a win/win—better, fresher air quality without heavy decontaminants or chemical treatments.
#4. Removes VOCs
Mold and mildew aren’t the only odor causes. Often volatile organic compounds (VOCs)—toxic chemical vapors like toluene and formaldehyde—lead to strong odors and airborne contaminants. UV germicidal lights can quickly neutralize these odors, removing them from circulating air and making air quality better, safer and healthier.
#5. Reduce clogging in condensate drains
Your condensate line is a critical piece of your HVAC system. While this line is responsible for a host of key activities, the most important is its draining excess water and moisture outside of your home.
However, because these drains are constantly exposed to water and moisture, it’s common for algae to grow within the lines—and that can lead to a host of issues, including less than-the-optimal flow and clogging. A germicidal UV light not only curbs algae growth but, also, kills existing algae growth over time, keep drains and lines algae- and clog-free.
#6. Reduces electricity costs
All of these growths—mold, mildew, dust, insects and other buildup—is not only bad from an indoor air quality perspective but, also, from an efficiency perspective. The bigger the buildups, the harder your appliances, lines, pipes and HVAC system have to work to move air through your home. That can, immediately, reduce efficiency and increase electricity costs. In other words, you’ll pay more for not-so-great heating and cooling—not ideal.
#7. Effective, even in humid climates
Unlike many treatment options, UV germicidal lights work well even in our humid Memphis climate. In fact, many light options thrive in our humid conditions, delivering even better results over drier climates. Between the effectiveness in humid weather and the no-chemical approach, it’s clear why so many area households opt for UV germicidal lights—and why TruClean recommends them to our clients every day.
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