Fight Allergies in Hilton Head Island with a UV Germicidal Light

Ultraviolet light was initially used to cure tuberculosis. Today, it’s used to sanitize hospitals, some foods during processing, water and air. Germicidal lamps can also make your Hilton Head Island home’s environment purer.

A UV lamp can disinfect HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Hilton Head Island home. It can eliminate mold, bacteria, viruses and other microorganisms within 10 seconds of contact.

This can lead to relief for asthma and allergy sufferers, especially in hot, humid areas where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC system run longer, since they keep components clean.

Our Experts can advise you on the equipment that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Epperson 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 continuously. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to wipe out the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

In as fast as 10 seconds, this strong light stops contaminants from growing throughout your HVAC system and home.

Two studies have shown how efficient UV light is in battling 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 levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC system.

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

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you take some precautions.

The sun emits ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can see. It’s at fault for leading to painful sunburns. Extended overexposure can result in wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

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