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 need for relief is constant. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is hurting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights can help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help reduce the pollutants bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights will 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 non-stop, 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 accumulate in your system, it can inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and may even mean greater energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s better 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 improve your air quality and may even help you lessen 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 team at Superior Comfort Systems know indoor air quality. Call them at 828-775-5176 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.