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Fight Allergies in Tempe with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was first used to heal tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to clean hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Tempe home’s environment healthier.

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and boost the air quality in your Tempe home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC system last longer, since they keep parts clean.

Our Experts can suggest the unit that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Bob Brown Service Experts 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 operate constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as little as 10 seconds, this potent light halts contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how practical UV light is in battling germs and mold.

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 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 unit.

A germicidal system can also wipe out scents and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best managed by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take a couple of preventive measures.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can see. It’s at fault for leading to painful sunburns. Ongoing overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more powerful, so it’s important to let Bob Brown Service Experts manage installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or permit bare skin touch it.