While we wait for spring to make its appearance in a few months, most of us are spending the majority of our time indoors. Keeping the air inside your home clean and healthy is especially important at this time of year, and ultraviolet (UV) germicidal lamps can help you to fight winter germs and viruses by sterilizing the air your family breathes.

Research has shown that the air in your home may be up to five times more polluted than the air outdoors. Using intense rays of ultraviolet light, germicidal lamps work along with your home’s other indoor air filtration systems to kill the bacteria and mold that grow inside your home. Installed within your air duct system, these lamps will sterilize the air that comes into each room of your home.

The short wavelength of UV produced by these lamps is powerful enough to control all micro-organic forms of life, including pathogens, viruses and mold. The light penetrates the cell walls of these micro-organisms so that they will no longer be able to grow or multiply. While the UV rays produced by germicidal lamps will kill harmful bacteria, they pose no danger to humans because the UV level is low and homeowners need not come into contact with the lamps.

UV germicidal lamps are so effective at killing viruses like influenza, the Center for Disease Control recommends their use, especially for anyone with a compromised immune system, the elderly, cancer patients, asthmatics, those suffering from respiratory diseases and anyone who is susceptible to airborne infections.

In addition to providing health benefits for your family, germicidal lamps also extend the life of your air handling systems. By improving your equipment’s efficiency, UV lamps can help lower your energy costs as well.

On average, UV germicidal lamps will last for up to 10,000 hours of continuous use. The UV effectiveness tends to decrease after 10,000 hours, so in order to be sure that a lamp is constantly working, it’s best not to wait until a bulb goes out to replace it.

Count on Blind & Sons to improve the quality of your indoor air with powerful UV germicidal lamps, backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee. Contact us today to learn more about this innovative solution for healthier living.

Sources: Air Purifier Central, Dallas Green Building Alliance