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Should I Buy UV Germicidal Lights or Not?

Maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout one’s home all year long is fairly straightforward when compared with maintaining great indoor air quality. Sure, there are many different types of heating and air conditioning systems, but the basic principle is the same: heat up your home when it’s cold out, cool it down when the temperature rises. With your indoor air quality, though, there are many different factors to consider, including the nature of any problems itself. That is why you must hire a Salt Lake City, UT indoor air quality specialist if you hope to successfully counteract any problems with the quality of the air in your home. Call Design Comfort today to do so.

While air filtration systems and electronic air cleaners can do a very thorough job of cleansing the air in your home of many airborne pollutants, such as dust, dirt, dander and other debris, they are not ideal for the removal of biological pollutants in the air that you breathe and which surrounds you. To tackle these pollutants, which may include viruses, mold spores and bacteria, UV germicidal lights are a much better option. This is because they destroy biological pollutants, rendering them incapable of reproduction, as opposed to simply trapping them, as the aforementioned devices and systems usually do.

UV germicidal lamps do this by emitting small, safe (for humans, pets, etc.) amounts of UV (ultraviolet) radiation. This dosage is enough to destroy the biological pollutants which pass beneath the UV germicidal lights, which are installed in the ductwork in your home (typically near the air handler) in order to best treat the majority of the air passing through.

If you have problems with allergy and asthma symptoms, are frequently catching cold, or notice the development of mold in your home, then UV germicidal lights are worth your consideration. Just remember that such devices don’t filter the air at all, which means that they make for a great supplement to, but not replacement of, more traditional filtration options. Contact us today for help in deciding if UV germicidal lights are a good fit for your home.

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