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Air Sterilization for Covid-19 With UV Lamps for HVAC

Updated: Apr 9


What Is A UV Lamp?


Ultraviolet light is one of the most popular devices on the market today. This is an electric light that will produce ultraviolet C or UVC light. This short-wave light will disrupt the DNA's base pairing, so it effectively inactivates microorganisms, viruses, and other microbes. The lamp houses the UV light.


This UV light for HVAC systems has become quite popular among many homeowners because they appreciate the benefit of ridding their home of viruses such as the coronavirus. There are four common types of UV lamps for HVAC that are available on the market, including low-pressure mercury lamps, high-pressure mercury lamps, excimer lamps, and also LEDs.


Why Should Sterile Air Matter?


Sterile air is important for you and your family members. You must sterilize the air regularly, so you can keep your family healthy. Sterile air makes breathing easier and healthier. It is free of all bacteria, viruses, and other microorganisms. It is also free of dust and allergens.

By sterilizing the air in your home, you can prevent these microorganisms from causing any health problems for you and your families. Though we often think of sterile air as being most important for people who have allergies, it is also important for those who wish to stay healthy in other ways.


Keeping the air duct in your air conditioning system in your home clean will go a long way in helping to sterilize the air in your home. The air duct should be cleaned regularly, so it will never accumulate dirt, dust, and any other unwanted particles. You can also ask your HVAC contractor to start checking the condition of the air filter in your home. A good air filter will help you prevent the spread of dangerous microorganisms in your property.


How Does a UV Lamp Sterilize the Air?


According to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), UVC (ultraviolet C) radiation can be used as a disinfectant for water, air, and some other nonporous surfaces. Because of this, many UVC lamps are commonly called germicidal UV lamps. They can be used to reduce the spread of some bacteria, for example, tuberculosis, and prevent microbial growth. You will be able to protect your family by using UV lights for the HVAC system in your home as the light kills viruses, bacteria, and other pollutants.


The short wavelength of ultraviolet or UVC lighting system can be used to inactivate and also kill microorganisms effectively. It works by destroying the nucleic acids and also disrupting their DNA, so the microorganisms will never perform some vital cellular functions and so that they cannot reproduce. Because of this, many experts recommend the use of this ultraviolet germicidal irradiation (UVGI) for creating sterile air, water, or food.


Some people ask if the UV lamp can be used to sterilize the air effectively. This process is effective depending on how long the microorganisms are exposed to the UV light, the overall wavelength of the UV radiation, the intensity of the light, and also the presence of any materials or particles that will protect any microorganisms from the UV light. The use of the UV lamp will be very effective in killing mold, bacteria, and viruses, making the air cleaner for everyone.


How Does A UV Lamp Remove COVID-19 From the Air?


During this COVID-19 pandemic, many people are looking for the best ways to protect themselves and their families. One of the best ways for killing viruses in the air is by using some devices, such as an air conditioner, air purifier, or even the air handler on your property. The secret is to not use these by themselves. To effectively sterilize the air, a UV light system must be used inside of your HVAC units to kill viruses and other contaminants.


Although there is not enough data about how effective the UV lamp is for eliminating the COVID-19 virus, more property owners are interested in getting UV lights installed because of the known benefits of UV light sterilization. UVC radiation will work by destroying the outer protein coating the outside part of the viruses. This destruction process will lead to the virus being inactivated effectively.


You should visit the websites of some authoritative parties, such as the Centers for Disease Control. They will give you updates on the best intensity and the right time period for using the UV lamps to eliminate COVID-19 immediately.


Protect Yourself and Your Family From Covid-19


The world is busy worrying about the Covid-19 vaccine at the moment, but you can still do more to protect yourself in your home or office. You will get a lot of benefits by installing UV lamps in your HVAC systems. Sterilize your indoor air and remove viruses, bacteria and other contaminants by exposing them to UV lights at their point of entry to your property. Keep your family safe and healthy and do all you can to prevent your exposure to the Covid-19 viruses.


If you want to install a UV light sterilization system in your home or office, contact us at Wright’s AC & Heat. We can help to make your home safer.


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