Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the desire for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights can help ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help reduce the pollutants affecting you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights are able to keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by producing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that can penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to end their growth and their capability to multiply. The lights are also working around the clock, even when your system isn’t operating, meaning germs are always being destroyed. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll get, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system operate at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms build up in your system, it may inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and might even mean increased energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s a little easier to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve heard about all of the bonuses, 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 improve your air quality and may even help you lessen your monthly energy costs. Keep an eye on our blog if you want to read more tips on how to maintain indoor comfort levels in your home. From air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers, the team at Energy Upgrades, Inc. know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 626-478-2922 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.