Is Your Home Making You Sick?
To understand why many of today’s health problems can be caused by the home you live in, you need to look back a few years to see what caused this to happen. You see, during the energy crisis of the early 1970s, highly insulated “tight” homes became popular because of their potential to reduce energy costs.
Within a few years, however, complaints started to arise, due to health, and excessive moisture issues caused by indoor pollution, and associated moisture problems within these homes.
In the late 1980s and early 90s, indoor air quality became a nationally recognized issue. Even today, newer and more energy-efficient homes seemed predisposed to the problem. In addition, they retain more humidity and airborne pollutants, which causes longer life-spans, and more productive cycles of microbial activity within the home, such as mold, germs, bacteria and viruses.
This greater activity and concentration of these airborne contaminants, equates to more allergic reactions, and sickness within families, for longer periods of time.
Using UVC Technology
Our company has found that the most successful way to handle system mold is through Ultraviolet (U.V.) germicidal lights. These U.V. systems are a recent breakthrough in protecting the health of a home.
Ultraviolet light in the “C” band (UVC) has been used for more than 65 years to kill microorganisms in hospitals, barber shops, laboratories, pharmaceutical plants, and at the nation’s Center for Disease Control. Residential ultraviolet units have been independently tested and proved to be effective in the constantly moving air environments of heating and cooling systems, killing mold and bacteria quickly and effectively. The UVC energy attacks the organism’s DNA and either destroys it immediately or prevents it from reproducing.
For most people, the original motivation for installing the lights is to abate IAQ complaints and/or allergies. However, they are also pleased to learn that many hidden odors are also eliminated with U.V. technology.
Cleanse the Air in Your Home or Business
When you’re outside, you may think about cars passing and blowing fumes in your face or the amount of pollution in the air. Inside your home or business, however, do you make efforts to ensure the indoor air is clean and safe to breathe? Even if you clean your air ducts or change the filters often, most air filters are not able to deal with bacteria or viruses in the air. At The Lee Thompson Co, we recommend installing UV germicidal lights in addition to other types of air purification systems to safely clean the air.
Contact us now to schedule an appointment or to learn more germicidal UV lights in Houston.
Benefits of Germicidal UV Light Systems
UV lights are used by many types of businesses and establishments, from hospitals to medical facilities. They work by using wavelengths of ultraviolet light to essentially disinfect the air. Don’t overlook the quality of the air in your business or home. Instead, take measures to remove microorganisms from your property and improve your quality of life. UV germicidal lights are incredibly effective and can help reduce the likelihood of airborne colds and viruses.
We can provide you with comprehensive services for germicidal UV light systems, including:
- UV light system installations
- UV light system repairs
- UV light system replacements
- UV light system maintenance
Where Do I Install the UV Light on My Furnace or HVAC System?
The best place to install the UV light depends on what type of furnace, heater, or other HVAC systems you have installed in your home. In most cases, the best place to install the UV lights include:
- In the air return
- Throughout the ductwork
- Around or on reflective surfaces
Eliminate Airborne Contaminants & Pollutants
When your windows are closed for days or weeks on end during the year, especially in summer and winter, bacteria accumulates and gets stuck inside your property. Instead of being allowed to escape, they simply get circulated around the air. Our Houston UV germicidal light technicians can provide you with the safe installation of a new system to help improve your indoor air quality.