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Protect Yourself from Winter Colds with UV Germicidal Lights

Winter is coming to Avon, OH, and that means that colds and flu germs will be on their way as well. Cold air means dry air, which dries out our sinuses and makes our bodies more vulnerable to illness. This is of particular concern to homes with family members vulnerable to illness, such as infants, older family members, or those suffering from conditions such as asthma. Before the temperatures get too cold this year, consider protecting your household with the installation of a UV germicidal light system in the ducts. You’d be surprised how much of a difference it will make.

What Is It?

UV germicidal lights use ultraviolet light to do their job. UV light is invisible to the naked eye, but it appears in sunlight (causing our skin to tan) and at lower levels it can be used to make white clothes glow in the dark. (You’ve probably seen this effect at a rock concert or amusement park). A UV germicidal light is perfectly harmless to multi-celled organisms like humans and pets. Shine it on a germ or cold bug, on the other hand, and it either kills it or sterilizes it instantly, rendering it incapable of replicating.

How Does It Work?

The trick to that power means putting the light in a place where it will do the most amount of good for the least amount of space. The solution is to place it at the apex of your duct system. With the light stretching across the length and width of the ducts. As the heater or air conditioner blows, it pushes the air through the light, killing any germs in it. Over time, your entire household can be scrubbed clean simply by running your HVAC system: keeping your family members happier and healthier as a result.

Contact Westland Heating and Air to hear more about UV germicidal lights!

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