Germicidal Lights Promote Healthier Air08/02/2016Fact of life: germs are present in every home, and no matter how much you clean there will be at least some germs in your home. The question then becomes what can you do to combat the germs in your home? One of the simplest ways to clean up the air in your home and eliminate those pesky troublesome germs is through germicidal lights. There are three different types of UV rays: UV-A UV-B, and UV-C. The germicidal lights give off UV-C rays. This level of ultra-violet light destroys a mold’s, virus’s, and bacteria’s ability to grow and multiply. When these cells try to divide and multiply, they die off, rendering them ineffective in your home. Installing these germicidal lights is easy, and it will also clean up the air circulating throughout your home without any extra steps on your part. These lights are installed inside the duct work for your heating and cooling systems. Because it is installed inside the duct work, as the air is pushed through the ducts, the air is passed through the light. When the air passes through the light, the germs and bacteria become incapable to reproduce. The result of these lights is a fresher, cleaner home because the pathogens die off. As an added bonus to the air filtration these germicidal lamps provide, they also help your heating and cooling unit’s efficiency remain in tip-top shape. This will prolong the life of the unit considerably. All of the things floating throughout your home can reduce the efficiency and ultimately lower the lifespan of the system. This drives up your cost for running the system, and it puts unnecessary wear and tear on the unit. While the AC unit is running during the summer, these lights help the coil remain clean and pathogen free when it is fighting humidity during the warmer months. These lamps will take care of those deposits of gunk and gross things in your home. As a result, the air you breathe will be cleaner, crisper, fresher, leading to a healthier and more cost-effective lifestyle for you and your family. Who doesn’t want that? However, UV lights can be harmful to your eyes. We recommend before installing one of these to make sure all of your duct work is sealed off. A certified technician should be able to confirm that your duct work is sealed off correctly before the instillation of the germicidal lights. Thus is done to ensure that no one’s eyes suffer damage from looking at these lights. If you would like to order one of these lights, we’d be happy to provide one for you. For more information on these lights check out our website at polestarplumbing.com. If you would like to discuss the benefits of having one of these lights more, or would like to order one, feel free to give us a call at (913) 432-3342. We’d love to hear from you!