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You don’t often think of ultraviolet light (UV) in your home, but it’s one of the latest innovations to help keep the air you breathe cleaner, thus keeping your home healthier.

Twin Stick ultraviolet LightOne of the first documented uses of UV light and personal health was in 1903 when Niels Finson won the Nobel Prize in Medicine. He used UV light in to treat tuberculosis. This then led to the adaptation of UV light use in hospitals to sterilize equipment and water. So it makes sense to incorporate it into our homes to help eliminate the amount of indoor air pollution.

Air conditioning units are cold and damp because of the normal condensation that occurs—perfect for growing mold and mildew over years of use. Mold can grow on the coil, and the spores can then be pushed into the air system and throughout your home, causing unhealthy and unpleasantly smelling air.

How does ultraviolet light work?

When you install an UV germicidal lamp in your air conditioning unit, any mold in the line of sight of the bulb is killed off, and the coil is kept mold free. The UV lamp is designed to kill the mold by breaking down its DNA. In a study featured in Applied and Environmental Microbiology that showed the levels of fungi found growing on insulation within air conditioning units in an office building were drastically reduced compared to units in the same building that did not have a UV light installed.

So how can you have this installed to help your family stay healthy? Contact the experts at Lindstrom Air, and we can install our Twin Stick Lite quickly to help improve your air conditioning system’s efficiency, which can mean more savings for you. (Less mold on the coils equals less work for the system.) Less than an hour after installation, the air pollution in your home is reduced by as much as 50 percent.

Most lights run at all times and are easy to replace by a technician.

If you have more questions about how UV lighting can help keep your home and family healthy, call Lindstrom Air and discuss your options today.

March 30, 2016