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 running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the desire for relief is constant. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t talked about often, but they can help decrease the contaminants annoying you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights can keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by emitting UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will 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 all the time, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being destroyed. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll obtain, 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, hurting energy efficiency and may even mean higher utility costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s a little easier to breathe for everyone. Now that you know about all of the benefits, 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 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 Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. know indoor air quality. Call them at 630-833-1100 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.