Mold is a major culprit when it comes to poor indoor air quality. Mold likes damp, dark spaces where there is little air circulation and poor ventilation. Newly constructed homes sometimes lack sufficient ventilation and humidity control to curb the growth of mold.
And, if you have a forced-air HVAC system, you may be even more susceptible to mold growth in the home. Your ductwork helps spread mold around your home, by both harboring and circulating the spores, which are all around us in the environment.
The good news is, there are some important steps you can take to mitigate the problem. UV lights is one solution.
Research has found that ultraviolet radiation is an effective way to combat mold and other biological contaminants in the home. UV rays can be used individually or can be combined with an electronic air cleaner to restrict the growth of germs, allergens, and bacteria.
With UV lights hvac air purifiers, the ultraviolet radiation infiltrates the organism, causing the molecular bonds to stop functioning properly and destroying the cells. Since the UV purification system is installed right inside the ductwork, it can clean the air that blows through the ducts before it circulates throughout your home.
UV light air purifiers are low-maintenance, odorless and silent. The only thing you need to do is replace the light bulb about every 12-15 months, assuming that your unit runs continuously.
Mold in the home has become a major public health issue. If you suspect that conditions in your home may be encouraging the growth of mold and other contaminants, contact us. We offer UV light solutions that will help clean your indoor air and allow everyone to breathe a little easier.
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