If your home was constructed within the last 10 – 20 years, it was probably made to maximize the efficiency of your heating and air conditioning system. This means that the walls and windows are sealed up tightly in order to keep conditioned air from escaping through cracks and drafts. This is great for saving money on your heating and cooling bills – unfortunately, it also means that if you have any contaminants such as bacteria in your air, they’re going to be trapped inside with you! If you are concerned about the quality of the air circulating through your home, there is a very simple way to put your fears at ease – fitting your air conditioner or furnace with an ultraviolet (UV) lamp.
Ultraviolet (UV) lamps in your air conditioner or furnace, especially when paired with an electronic air cleaner, are an extremely effective way of killing germs and bacteria present in your home. The way they work is that as air cycles through your air conditioner, it passes through a chamber containing an ultraviolet (UV) light. Constant exposure to the ultraviolet radiation weakens, sterilizes and eventually kills bacteria and mold spores as they travel through it.
When installed in your air conditioner or furnace, ultraviolet (UV) lamp systems have a cumulative effect on bacteria and mold abatement – not only do they kill existing bacteria and mold spores before they have a chance to make you sick, but they also prevent them from reproducing, quickly reducing their presence in your home.
No matter what, germs are going to enter your home – it’s just a fact of life. Once they are in there, they will reproduce furiously and could cause you to get really sick. Having an ultraviolet (UV) lamp system installed in your home is one of the simplest and most effective ways of cleaning the air in your home and keeping your family safe from germs!
One concern many people have before they install an ultraviolet (UV) lamp system in their homes is whether or not the ultraviolet radiation will be harmful to their families. Fortunately, this is not a problem you’ll have to worry about. Ultraviolet (UV) lamps can be installed deep within your air conditioner or heating system, where it will effectively kill germs without exposing your family to unwanted radiation.
If you’ve been taking steps to make your home more energy efficient and want to make sure your family is safe from excessive germs and bacteria at the same time, call All Seasons today. We can install an ultraviolet (UV) lamp system in your Baltimore, Maryland home to keep the germs out of your air (and out of your body!).