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Fight Allergies in Edmonton with a UV Germicidal Light

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

A UV lamp can clean HVAC systems and improve the air quality in your Edmonton home. It can kill 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 climates where mold and bacteria flourish. These lights may even help your HVAC equipment work longer, since they keep pieces clean.

Our Experts can advise you on the system that will work best for your home and your family’s needs. And all work by Rob's Albertan Service Experts is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

How Does Germicidal UV Light Work?

Ultraviolet lamps are placed inside your ductwork, near your HVAC system, and work constantly. These lamps use ultraviolet radiation and special lightbulbs to destroy the DNA of bacteria or a virus.

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

Two studies have shown how effective 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 levels in a commercial office building’s HVAC unit.

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

Is UV Germicidal Light Safe?

Using UV light in your home is not dangerous as long as you use a few preventive measures.

The sun lets off ultraviolet light, which has a lower wavelength than light you can detect. It’s responsible for leading to painful sunburns. Prolonged overexposure can lead to wrinkles, skin cancer and eye problems.

The type of light used in a germicidal system is stronger, so it’s important to let Rob's Albertan Service Experts take care of installation and maintenance. You should never look right at the light or permit bare skin touch it.