Despite the impacts of global emissions, indoor air quality remains far worse than the outdoors’. According to the EPA, the air inside your home or business is two-and-a-half times worse than the air outside. That’s far beyond significant, bordering on the extreme. Here at Guin Service, we’re doing everything we can to get the word out about this disparity.
But getting the word out doesn’t mean much without also offering solutions. In recent years, professionals have found one of the best ways to combat indoor air quality: UV lights.
Ultraviolet Light Kills Pathogens
They say sunlight is the best disinfectant. Much of this is a result of UV light. Sunlight is chock full of ultraviolet rays, which are heavily filtered by our atmosphere. Still, enough makes it through to help kill off bad air quality.
A UV light can help with poor air quality within the home or office by killing mold, bacteria, and viruses inside your HVAC system.
A UV light is installed either inside of your heating and air equipment or inside of your ductwork. That UV light can kill anything that it shines on, including bacteria, mold, viruses, and other pathogens.
Who Installs UV Lights In Their Home Or Office?
Not too long ago, the answer to this question might have been, “Just about no one.” Somewhat unreasonable only ten or fifteen years ago, installing UV lights has now become more cost-friendly and feasible.
UV lights have come a long way. When they came out, they would only last for a year or two. But with new LED technology, they have a lifespan of five years or longer. UV lights start at around $100 and go to around $1,000.
But Are They Safe?
Yes, UV lights are safe. They’ve been around for years. But the one thing to remember is to have a licensed technician install it to make sure that the UV light does not come in contact with your eyes or your skin.
With just one phone call or by filling out our online form, our professional technicians here at Guin can help you install UV lights in your home or office. A UV light is just one component for healthy air inside of your home or business. So give Guin a call today to find out more at (202) 595 4846.
Guin Service: Quality HVAC and Plumbing Services in the Birmingham area
Contact Guin Service, LLC, serving Birmingham, Hoover, and Mountain Brook, AL, to discuss installing UV lights for your home or business. We’ve been in business for 60 years because we do what’s suitable for our customers. You can always trust us to be honest and have your best interest in mind. Just give us a call today at 205.407.1737.