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There are many different hazards that can pop up in your indoor air. Poor indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home can lead to a chronic cough, itchy eyes, asthma attacks, and other issues. Depending on the culprit, a UV lamp may offer a healthy and efficient solution. Find out whether UV lamps are right for your IAQ issues so you can take steps to breathe easier in your home.

What Are UV Lamps?

UV lamps are strong light bulbs that emit an ultraviolet light. This light breaks down the DNA or RNA of airborne hazards like viruses, bacteria, and spores. UV lights can be installed directly in your HVAC system, so the air circulating throughout your ductwork is pushed past the light to kill any organic irritants lurking within.

Where are UV Lamps Appropriate?

A UV lamp can improve indoor air quality in any home or business. However, these lamps are especially appropriate in our warm, humid southern climate. The high moisture content in the air makes it even more likely that you’ll have condensation within your HVAC system. This creates a hospitable environment for the type of hazards a UV light is can deal with.

UV lights only work against organic hazards. They’re not effective for dander, dirt, or dust. If your problems are with mildew or bacteria, however, this installation is the most appropriate solution.

Signs You Need a UV Lamp

There are many key indicators that a UV lamp will help with your indoor air quality issues. Does your family suffer from frequent or ongoing asthma, allergies, and respiratory illnesses? Do you have individuals in your home with a compromised immune system? Is mold or mildew a frequent issue? If you answered yes to any of these, a UV lamp can help.

If you’re looking for an efficient solution for better indoor air quality in your home, contact Aqua Plumbing & Air at 941-306-3715. We’ll help you target the top issues for a healthier environment.

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