How UV Lights Improve Your Home’s Inside Air Quality: Defense Resources

UV lights can play an important role in your defense against low indoor air quality and the health problems caused by continuous exposure to the pollutants and impurities that lurk in indoor air. Dust mites, pet dander, secondhand smoke, bacteria, viruses and dangerous gases like radon and carbon monoxide can all cause health problems, and UV lights are excellent at helping you remove some of these problems.

While UV lights are not a fix-all for low indoor air quality, they are very effective at eliminating organic pollutants, particularly bacteria, dust mites and viruses. Light in the ultraviolet spectrum kills germs, and they’ve been used for years in clinics and hospitals to help keep both air and surfaces disinfected. More and more, homeowners are taking advantage of this technology to improve the quality of the air they breathe.

Ultraviolet lights are most effective when used in tandem with other strategies to improve your indoor air quality. These include using both floor- and ceiling-mounted fans to circulate air, as well as introducing fresh air by opening your windows to create a draft. In addition, you should supplement your efforts by using HEPA-certified air filters or air purifiers, because UV lights only eliminate living, organic compounds and do little to get rid of inorganic pollutants. In addition, you should vacuum carpets and dust surfaces at least once per week, and avoid smoking indoors, as it introduces toxins that can linger in your air and on fabric-covered surfaces for a very long time.

At Symbiont Service Corp., we help both residential and commercial customers improve indoor air quality while providing a full range of services including geothermal services, HVAC maintenance and repair services, and swimming pool and spa installation. If you’d like further advice on how you can boost the quality of the air you breathe, we’re happy to help. Simply contact us, and one of our friendly and knowledgeable staff members will happily assist you.

Our goal is to help educate our customers about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).  For more information, click here to download our free Home Comfort Resource guide.

Symbiont Service Corp. serves Englewood, Florida and the surrounding areas. To get started, check out our website.

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