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How UV Lighting Can Make Your Home or Office Air Healthier


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Allergens, germs and other microbes are floating through the air you’re breathing right now – but a new technology can help you breathe easier.

Service Plus AC & Heating, the premier HVAC company serving Central Florida, wants to let you know that as we head into cold and flu season, you need to be asking yourself whether your HVAC system is going to be fighting germs – or helping to spread them. How so, you might ask? Simple – through the use of germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light, which is the latest innovation in heating and cooling systems.

Service Plus AC & Heating, the premier HVAC company serving Central Florida, wants to let you know that as we head into cold and flu season, you need to be asking yourself whether your HVAC system is going to be fighting germs – or helping to spread them. How so, you might ask? Simple – through the use of germicidal ultraviolet (UV) light, which is the latest innovation in heating and cooling systems.

How UV Lighting Kills Germs

Scientists and medical professionals already have proved that UV light kills the germs that can make you sick. According to an article in Scientific American, it works basically like this: “UV kills cells because of the accumulation of DNA damage. A gene product, called p53, is one of the responsible parties for slowing the cell cycle and checking for damage…. If the damage is too extensive, it directs the cell to apoptosis, or programmed cell death.”

And before you worry about exposing yourself to UV lighting, keep in mind that the wavelength of light that kills bacteria and other microorganisms is UV-C, which has trouble penetrating the skin and is safe for household or office use as part of a professionally installed HVAC system. In fact, while UV-C light kills dangerous microbes, there’s no evidence of harmful effects on humans when added to a heating and cooling system. What’s more, the UV lighting is installed inside the HVAC system, so human or pet exposure to the UV light doesn’t even occur.

A More Efficient and Cost-Effective HVAC System

But, for the microbes, it’s the end of the line. A UV light can kill up to 99% of airborne microorganisms, which is far more effective than any specialty filter. And here’s an added bonus: Because UV lights kill mold, it doesn’t get a chance to build up inside the HVAC system, which means your system will run more efficiently and cost-effectively.

The bottom line is that a germicidal UV light system will reduce or eliminate harmful mold spores, germs, viruses, allergens and other nasty microorganisms to keep you and everyone in your home or office healthier, making it a worthwhile investment. If you’d like to find out more information on adding UV lighting to your HVAC system, call Service Plus AC & Heating today at 321-277- 4408.


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