Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the need for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help decrease the impurities bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights are able to keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that are able to penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to halt their growth and their capability to multiply. The lights are also working non-stop, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being demolished. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll get, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system work at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and might even mean greater utility costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable to breathe for everyone. Now that you know about all of the perks, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t inquire about germicidal lights next time you have air conditioner service done. After all, it does help better your air quality and might even help you reduce your monthly energy costs. Keep an eye on our blog if you want more tips on how to maintain indoor comfort levels in your home. From air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers, the team at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Call them at 804-302-6657 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.