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UV Germicidal Lamps

Attack Mold, Bacteria, Viruses, and More With an Ultraviolet Germicidal Lamp

Some facts you might not know about indoor air:

  • The air inside your home may be up to 5 times, and occasionally 100 times, more polluted than the air outside (EPA).
  • The average American spends 90% of his or her time indoors (EPA).
  • Approximately 50% of illnesses are either caused by or aggravated by poor indoor air quality (American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology).

A germicidal UV lamp that is inserted into an HVAC system

One way to improve your home’s indoor air quality is with an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamp, which our award-winning service technicians can install into your home’s heating and cooling system. This lamp uses intense UV rays, which penetrate the cell walls of biological contaminants — including mold, bacteria, dust mites, and viruses — damaging their physiological structure so they can no longer grow, multiply, or spread throughout your home.

Benefits of UV Germicidal Lamps

UV germicidal lights are an extremely effective way to combat household contaminants and clean your home’s indoor air and HVAC system. Installing a UV light system into your home’s HVAC system comes with multiple benefits, including:

  • Disinfection of viruses, bacteria, and mold spores: UV germicidal lights target the DNA of microorganisms, rendering them inactive and unable to reproduce and effectively reducing the spread of pathogens that can cause diseases.
  • Improved indoor air quality: Germicidal lights eliminate harmful microorganisms, reduce odors, and remove contaminants, resulting in cleaner, fresher air that’s healthier to breathe, especially for those with respiratory conditions.
  • Prevention of microbial growth in vents and ducts: UV lights continuously work to impede the accumulation of microbes. Your ventilation remains clean, and efficient airflow and system performance are maintained.
  • Environmentally friendly: Chemical-free UV lights are a safer and more sustainable choice for your home, as they don’t leave a residue or produce harmful byproducts.
  • Enhances other traditional air filters: UV germicidal lights prevent the buildup of biofilm and other debris in your HVAC filters, making them more efficient. You benefit from an ultra-clean air output that optimizes your home’s air quality.

What Maintenance Is Required After UV Germicidal Lamp Installation?

Once your UV germicidal lamp is installed in your home’s HVAC system, minimal maintenance is required, making it a convenient option for improving indoor air quality with little ongoing effort. Just a few simple maintenance tasks are all you need to keep in mind:

  1. Annual bulb replacement: Even though the bulb might not burn out, its disinfection effectiveness decreases over time. It’s best to replace the bulb every year to maintain optimal performance.
  2. Regular air filter maintenance or replacement: If you’re using UV lamps with traditional air filters, the filters need to be replaced or cleaned every one to three months, depending on the type of filter and your home’s air quality. Routine filter maintenance ensures the air passing through the UV system is as free from particulates as possible, allowing the UV light to work efficiently.

That’s all it takes to protect your home’s air quality and provide everyone with cleaner, fresher air!

Why Choose SOS Xtreme Comfort for Your UV Germicidal Lamp Needs?

Your home’s indoor air quality can affect everyone’s health and well-being. UV germicidal lights are a cost-effective and safe way to improve air quality, help reduce energy costs, and keep your family breathing easily.

Are you concerned about your home’s indoor air quality? Take it to the next level of cleaning with a UV germicidal lamp! Schedule an installation today with SOS Extreme Comfort.

FAQs About UV Germicidal Lights

How do UV germicidal lights work?

UV germicidal lights use ultraviolet light to inactivate microorganisms like viruses, bacteria, and mold by damaging their DNA or RNA. This process prevents them from replicating and spreading, effectively sanitizing the air and surfaces within your HVAC system.

Can UV germicidal lights be used in any HVAC system?

UV germicidal lights can be installed in most residential and commercial HVAC systems. It’s essential to have a professional assess your specific system to ensure proper placement and sizing for maximum effectiveness.

Are UV germicidal lights safe?

When installed correctly, UV germicidal lights are safe and pose no risk to household occupants. However, as direct exposure to UV light can harm the skin and eyes, the installation should always be done by professionals, ensuring the lights are entirely contained within the ductwork or air handling units.

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