As you probably know, airborne pollutants can pose a significant threat to your Grayslake, IL home’s air quality and your health. Having a tightly sealed home helps you save energy, but insufficient ventilation allows harmful particles to accumulate and pollute the air you breathe. Fortunately, a UV lamp can be a very effective means of ridding your home of these kinds of indoor air quality issues. UV lamps work to keep your home’s air clean and fresh without sacrificing energy efficiency.

Cleaning the Air in Your Home

Indoor air can be loaded with unwanted particles like dust, pollen, dander, and mites. There can be fumes from VOCs, insect droppings and microbes like mold, mildew, bacteria, and viruses. UV lights work with your HVAC to sterilize indoor air and to render it harmless. UV lights also prevent the growth of bacterial slime in the condensate drain line and in the drain pan. That reduces the incidence of condensate drain line clogs.

How UV Lamps Work

The air in your home is heated or cooled by your HVAC. It is then circulated throughout your home via ductwork. UV lights create a protective sheet of light across the top of your ducts. That sheet of light is situated at the point where treated air enters the ductwork distribution system. Toxic particles contained within treated air are then zapped and destroyed by the light. During heating and cooling cycles, all the air in your home passes through the UV light shield and is neutralized.

The Power of UV Light

UV light is safe for humans and pets in low concentrations. However, it’s lethal for mites, viruses, bacteria, and other microbes. The lights will either kill contaminants in their tracks or prevent them from reproducing. UV lights also prevent bacteria, viruses, and other contaminants from infesting your HVAC and growing on your cooling coils. That protects your family from potential health risks and keeps indoor air quality high.

Antibacterial lamps are routinely used in hospitals and laboratories to maintain a sterile environment. They are easy to install, work quietly behind the scenes, require minimal maintenance and make virtually no noise. For more information call Herchenbach Mechanical Inc. at (847) 227-1426

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