Fight Allergies in Ogden with a UV Germicidal Light

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

A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and enhance the air quality in your Ogden home. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, viruses and other microbes within 10 seconds of contact.

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

Our Experts can advise you on the unit that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Barlow 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 work continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

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

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

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to wipe out 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 neutralize smells and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not useful 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 preventive measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than visible light. It’s at fault for causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can cause wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Barlow Service Experts manage installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or let bare skin be exposed to it.