Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the search for relief is constant. 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 talked about often, but they can help reduce the impurities annoying 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 will penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to end their growth and their ability to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being eliminated. 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 accumulate in your system, it may inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and may even mean greater energy costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s better to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve heard 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 utility bills. 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 experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 913-432-3342 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.