Fight Allergies in Nashville with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Nashville home’s environment cleaner.

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

This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria prosper. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment last longer, since they keep pieces clean.

Our Experts can suggest the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Donelson Air Service Experts is upheld 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 run constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

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

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

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

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

A germicidal system can also wipe out smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not effective 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 follow a couple of precautions.

The sun radiates ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than visible light. It’s responsible for creating painful sunburns. Extended overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Donelson Air Service Experts handle installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or allow bare skin touch it.