Let’s shed some light on one of the safest ways to rid your home of airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses. UV lights, that is. How does this scientific wonder promote cleaner, healthier air inside your home all year long? Find out with some illuminating information and practical advice from Roth Heating Company.
Ultraviolet (UV) light is a type of electromagnetic radiation that has enough energy to break down chemical bonds. It’s known for making black-light posters glow and causing suntans and sunburns. In some settings, UV light can be dangerous—but in others, it’s proven incredibly effective at disinfecting surfaces. That’s why since the discovery that UV lights can treat tuberculosis back in 1903, it’s been widely adapted as one of the safest sterilization methods across many industries, including healthcare and food service.
UV lights work against airborne mold, bacteria, and viruses at the cellular level to sterilize them as soon as they come in contact with the light rays. Because these organisms can’t reproduce, they die off and indoor air becomes cleaner. For example, a Duke University Medical Center study used UV lighting against medicine-resistant bacteria in 50 hospital rooms. These UV rays reduced the bacteria by more than 97 percent!
A certified technician strategically installs UV lights inside your ducts and near your air conditioner’s air handler and coil. This sterilizes all the organic particles that pass through your HVAC system and purifies your indoor air.
Want to breathe easier and live healthier with UV lights in your HVAC system? Explore your options with a no-obligation consultation from Roth Heating. As an authorized and award-winning Carrier® dealer, we’ve been maximizing comfort in homes like yours since 1969.