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How Can UV Lights Improve Your Health?

When it comes to your health, you may think about how outdoor air impacts your body. Smog, cigarette smoke, pollen, and dust are all threats to your health. But do you ever think about your indoor air? Maybe you believe that your air filter is fully effective at eliminating all contaminants from your air.

While a high-efficient air filter, when changed or cleaned as often as needed, will be effective at removing some pollutants from your home, there are others that a standard filter simply cannot combat. We’re talking about mold, mildew, and spores.

UV Lights are the Solution

UV lights use a small amount of radiation to completely eradicate mold, mildew, and other harmful bio-contaminants. Your first reaction may be to question how this can be healthy. After all, aren’t UV rays harmful? Fortunately, this type of UV radiation is very safe. In fact, you’ve likely seen and been around UV lights at amusement parks or concerts, where they are often used to make your white clothes glow in the dark.

These lights are completely harmless to us and to pets, but pose a threat to biological pollutants. In fact, they effectively destroy the DNA of these microorganisms, in addition to the life-sustaining proteins that these particles thrive on. This means once the harmful cells are killed, the UV lights prevent them from replicating.

Better Air Quality

UV lights do a lot to give you better air quality inside your home. Without the right indoor air quality products, your indoor air can actually be pretty unhealthy. When harmful particles such as mold and mildew enter your home, it can negatively impact family members who have allergies or asthma, in addition to otherwise healthy individuals.

ACI Northwest is here to help with all of your home comfort and indoor air quality needs in Liberty Lake, WA and surrounding communities. Contact us today!

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