Staying Sterile: How UV Rays Can Keep Air Clean

Back in late 2015, NASA conducted a very important experiment that could help humans find life on Mars one day. One of the things that concerns astrobiologists when planning rover and probe visits to the Red Planet is that spacecraft could potentially carry bacteria onboard from Earth, contaminating Mars’ native environment and skewing the results of scientific experiments. In this experiment, Science reports that NASA uncovered that exposing bacteria to eight hours of ultraviolet light, the bacteria was almost completely destroyed, meaning that probes exposed to UV rays from the sun during spaceflight would effectively be sterilized while en route to Mars.

Bio-Fighter Germicidal UV Light Did you know that this same approach could be used here on Earth to keep the air in your home cleaner? UV rays have long been known to be capable of killing off harmful bacteria, and the Bio-Fighter Germicidal UV light available through Superior Air Duct Cleaning can provide the HVAC system in your home with the UV rays it needs to more completely cleanse and sterilize the air in your home. This UV light can be installed right on top of your air conditioner coil, where it will emit a very specific type of UV light that can penetrate through the outer cell walls of contaminants and kill them off before they spread throughout your home.

This is important because, often times, the AC coil in your HVAC system – as well as the drain pans – can fill with moisture, making them the perfect breeding grounds for bacteria. That means if you don’t install something like the Bio-Fighter Germicidal UV light, that bacteria can start to spread throughout your home and ductwork, possible spreading germs and making you and your family sick. Using UV light is not only one of the most effective ways to clean spacecraft for NASA – it’s also an important tool to help improve your indoor air quality and make your home healthier overall.

Do you want to learn more about the Bio-Fighter Germicidal UV light? Superior Air Duct Cleaning can discuss your options and work with you to install a system to help make your indoor air as clean and healthy as possible. Call us at 877-891-3828 today and ask about how UV rays can be utilized to clean your home’s indoor air.

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