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What Are UV Germicidal Lights Used For?

Air filters are very effective at capturing a number of particles in your home, but biological pollutants tend to be very small and, as a result, hard to capture with a filter. Biological pollutants are cells that live and reproduce, such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores, fungi and mildew. They can aggravate allergies and compromise health, and can pollute the air that circulates through your air conditioning system. But there is one very effective product that can destroy the biological pollutants in your home, which Celco Heating and Air Conditioning has been installing in Greenwich for years: UV germicidal lights.

What Are UV Germicidal Lights?

UV germicidal lights emit radiation in the form of UV-C rays. UV-C light kills micro-organisms by altering DNA and destroying life-sustaining proteins of the cells. This not only kills the organism but also destroys its ability to reproduce.

How Are UV Lights Used?

In an air conditioning system, UV lights can be placed over the coils and in vents. They are quite flexible, but the best placement is in areas where biological growth can occur. The lights are stationary, but kill any biological pollutant that passes underneath the lights.

How Effective Are They?

UV lights are more than 99% effective against biological pollutants.

Do UV Lights Filter Anything?

UV lights do not filter, so it is recommended that they are paired with an air filter in order to capture particles and cleanse your indoor air most effectively.

Benefits of UV Germicidal Lights

  • Better health
  • Improved indoor air quality
  • Destruction of biological pollutants
  • Flexible placement
  • Extend life of air conditioner

Are They Expensive to Run?

UV lights cost about 1 cent per day to operate.

Do They Need Maintenance?

UV lights last an average of 12 months, so it is recommended that you replace them annually. Sometimes the lights can get dusty, which may inhibit their operation, so it’s advisable to have them cleaned by a professional.

UV germicidal lights are the only air cleaner that can truly eradicate biological pollutants from your home. If you have questions about UV lights, or are interested in installing UV germicidal lights in your Greenwich home, call Celco Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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