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Fight Allergies in Oakville with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was first used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Oakville home’s environment purer.

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Oakville home. It can kill mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens within 10 seconds of contact.

This can bring relief to asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment run longer, since they keep parts clean.

Our Experts can suggest the equipment that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this powerful light halts contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how effective UV light is in combating germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to wipe out 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold concentration in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.

A germicidal system can also take care of odors and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not effective against dust, which is best controlled by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take some safety measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a smaller wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for creating painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning manage installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or allow bare skin touch it.