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What are the Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights?

Most people associate UV lights with blacklighting at rock concerts and theme park rides: the kind that make your white t-shirts glow in the dark. Truth be told, however, UV lights can serve a much more practical purpose than making Disneyland a little cooler. UV germicidal lights placed in your home’s air conditioning system can do wonders for your indoor air quality. And here in Riverside, CA, indoor air quality is almost as important as keeping the temperatures cool. Dust and pollen are a regular part of our summers, and that can lead to mold, bacteria and other unwelcome intruders in your home. The benefits of UV germicidal lights means that those elements are no longer a concern.

Better than Filters at Stopping Germs

Filters can do a great job of straining contaminants out of your home circulation, but even the best filter can’t stop the tiniest particles. Microscopic germs and bacteria can easily slip though, then replicate in the dark corners of your house. But with UV light, there’s nowhere to hide. The light forms an impenetrable barrier along your ductwork. The germs can’t help but pass through it. And while UV light is perfectly safe for family members and pets, it proves absolutely lethal to germs. Not only does it kill them, but it stops them from replicating, which means they won’t get into your home at all.

The Benefits

A cleaner household means fresher air uncontaminated by mold growth or germs. But beyond that clean feeling, UV germicidal lights mean fewer instances of illness in your family. Everyone can benefit from that, but especially households that have just introduced a new baby, or those with elderly residents who may be more vulnerable to colds and flus. Asthmatics too, often benefit from UV germicidal lights, which cut down on the biological contaminants that affect their lungs.

For more on UV germicidal lights, or to schedule an installation session, give the friendly professionals at Avis Plumbing, Heating and Air a call today!

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