Fight Allergies in Buffalo with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was originally used to treat tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sterilize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Buffalo home’s environment purer.

A UV lamp can decontaminate HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Buffalo home. It can wipe out mold, bacteria, viruses and other pathogens within 10 seconds of contact.

This can prompt relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid locations where mold and bacteria multiply. These lights may even help your HVAC unit work longer, since they keep parts 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 Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is upheld by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are installed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and operate all the time. 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 halts contaminants from spreading throughout your HVAC system and home.

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

In 2012, researchers at Duke University Medical Center used it to eliminate 97 percent of drug-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms.

In 2001, researchers found UV light “significantly lowered” mold amounts in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.

A germicidal system can also wipe out scents and airborne bioaerosols like pollen or pet dander. It’s not practical against dust, which is best regulated by an air filtration system.

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is harmless as long as you take a few safety measures.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a shorter wavelength than light you can detect. It’s at fault for causing painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is more concentrated, so it’s important to let Sunbeam Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look straight into the light or let bare skin be exposed to it.