Use a UV Germicidal Light to Kill Allergens

UV-germicidal-lightIndoor air quality, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has a huge impact on human health. You can use UV germicidal lights to kill allergens and has been proven effective in improving indoor air quality.

Indoor pollution like outdoor pollution is harmful. In fact, the EPA stated that pollution indoors could be much higher than pollution outside. Even if you keep the windows closed and clean frequently; indoor air pollution (germs) can still exist and cause asthma and/or allergy symptoms.

As the airborne germs are blown past the air conditioning filter or furnace, they circulate throughout your home or building and adversely affect the quality of indoor air. For better indoor air quality, food processing plants, hospitals, laboratories, and other public facilities are encouraged to use ultraviolet lights (UV). The U.S. General Services Administration Office of the Chief Architect  Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings incorporated UV in The Facilities Standards for the Public Buildings.

Several health studies show the effectivity of UV germicidal lights against mildew, mold, fungi, viruses, spores, and bacteria. As far as airborne allergens are concerned, ultraviolet light helps in preventing secondary allergy by reducing the symptoms. There are two methods of using UV germicidal lights to control the quality of indoor air: upper-room air, and in-duct ultraviolet germicidal irradiation.

Here are 7 reasons why to use a UV germicidal light.

  • Controls molds and bacteria
  • Reduce smells and odors
  • Reduce colds and flu because it prevents the germs from re-circulating.
  • Remove volatile organic compounds (VOC)
  • Reduces clogging in crystallized pipes lines where algae has grown
  • Mostly recommended for use in areas with humid climates
  • Always have a cleaner coil to improve the cooling efficiency and to reduce electricity costs.


If you are interested in more information about UV germicidal light fixtures; or if you’re interested in having some installed in your home or building, call American Air today!