Add UV Lamp to Furnace to Protect Against Mold, Flu Virus
UV Lamp Can Improve Indoor Air Quality
The annoying cause of those unattractive black spots that mar your bathtub grout, mold and mildew are present in every home. Mold is part of life, nature’s way of recycling the environment. Outdoors, mold helps break down dead leaves and plant material into an earth-enriching mulch. It’s when mold starts to grow and fester indoors that it can impair the health of your family.
While some molds are beneficial to man (penicillin comes to mind), some can be very toxic when the gases they emit are inhaled. Black mold (stachybotrys) can make people severely ill and can even be life-threatening to those with respiratory illnesses. Black mold found in homes and buildings has prevented home sales and forced businesses to make expensive repairs.
The best way to prevent mold from becoming a problem is to stop it in its tracks. Your heating/cooling professional can add a state-of-the-art ultraviolet lamp to your furnace to rid your home of mold. Ultraviolet light kills mold growing on furnace coils before the fan can spread mold spores through your home. An added benefit, because UV light also kills bacteria, viruses and germs, this easy furnace add-on may help protect your family from seasonal and swine flu.
Once mold gets a toehold, it can be hard to control. Mold reproduces by generating spores that are released into the air and quickly spread through your home by furnace fans. When spores land on damp surfaces, they grow. Bathroom tubs and showers are usually the first place people notice mold growing, although mold can grow on any organic surface, including wallboard, wood, ceiling tiles, wallpaper and carpeting. Because mold thrives in dark, damp spaces, you may not see it growing inside walls or ceilings until it becomes a breathing hazard.
Install a UV Lamp on your Furnace
Mold spores can trigger allergies, asthma attacks and flu-like symptoms. Don’t put your family at risk. Have your heating professional install a UV lamp on your furnace.
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