Atlanta Indoor Air Quality FAQ: How Do UVGI Air Cleaners Work?

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UVGI (ultraviolet germicidal lights) can help improve the air quality inside your Atlanta home by targeting pollutants that air cleaners cannot kill. UV germicidal lights eliminate harmful microorganisms, such as bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and mildew. These organisms can spread illness, such as the flu, and even cause allergic reactions or severe respiratory problems. UVGI lights kill any organisms living in your ductwork or other components of your heating system.

To kill these organisms, UV lights create a wave of ultraviolet light that destroys their DNA. Not only does this kill the microbe, but it also disables their reproductive capabilities. While UV germicidal lights are fairly easy to install, hire a professional to install these systems since they are installed with your existing forced air heating system. The technician will know how to properly install it to work with your heating system.

When used with electronic or mechanical air cleaners, UV germicidal lights provide extra protection and kill anything the air cleaner is not capable of completely eliminating. If you or anyone in your home is prone to allergies, you can greatly improve indoor air quality with a combination of air cleaners and UVGI lights.  This is important in homes without enough ventilation, since not having good air circulation can help spread microorganisms that cause illness.

You may be surprised by how much UVGI lights can improve the indoor air quality in your Atlanta home. Get cleaner, healthier indoor air with the IAQ experts at Henson Mechanical Heating & Air Conditioning. Call today to get started!

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