Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the need 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 bit unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help decrease the impurities annoying you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights will keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by emitting UV (ultraviolet) light rays that are able to penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to stop their growth and their capacity 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 receive, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system work at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms build up in your system, it could inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and might even mean increased energy 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 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 enhance your air quality and might 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 pros at Hillcrest Air Conditioning & Plumbing know indoor air quality. Call them at 661-437-3499 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.