Ultraviolet light has been used for a multitude of purposes since the discovery of its medical application in 1903. UV light is referred to as “germicidal”, which means it kills and removes all potency from pathogens in the air, in water, and on surfaces. Outdoors, the sun provides natural UV light to moderate germs. Indoors however, germs are free from these ultraviolet rays, and have more chances to propagate and negatively affect your health. Germicidal UV lights reintroduce ultraviolet into your home and HVAC system, ensuring the air you breath is free from harmful germs.
Scientifically Proven Effectiveness.
A 2012 study by researchers at Duke University and the University of North Carolina treated 50 different hospital rooms with UV light, and found it to be nearly 98 percent effective at removing bacteria.1
In 2000, researchers from The University of Tulsa measured fungal growth on the interior of an office building’s air handling units. They found that after 4 months of treatment, fungal levels had drastically decreased.2
Have Your Longmont Home Equipped with Germicidal UV
When is the last time you inspected the interior of your air ducts? If you are like most homeowners, the answer is never. Having your air handler equipped with an easy-to-install germicidal UV light will keep your ducts operating like new for years to come.
Call the Experts in Germicidal UV
Germicidal UV has been popular in medical facilities and restaurant kitchens for years. But at the low cost of less than $200 annually, it is easy to see why so many Colorado homeowners are using ultraviolet light to protect their HVAC systems. Call A&E Comfort Pros today and ask about our germicidal UV light systems. You could save yourself thousands in costly repairs, and uncomfortable days – or even months – with no heating or air.
- Levetin E., Shaughnessy R., Rogers C.A., and Scheir R. (2001, May 16) Effectiveness of germicidal UV radiation for reducing fungal contamination within air-handling units. Applied and Environmental Microbiology. Retrieved July 12, 2017 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC93076/
- Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America. (2012, October 18). Ultraviolet light effective in hospital infection control, study suggests. ScienceDaily. Retrieved July 12, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/10/121018130923.htm