Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the search for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is hurting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help tackle 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 can 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 eliminated. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll receive, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system run at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and could even mean higher energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable to breathe for everyone. Now that you know about all of the benefits, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t ask about germicidal lights next time you have air conditioner service done. After all, it does help enhance your air quality and could even help you reduce your monthly utility bills. 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 experts at Colvin's Inc know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 816-630-2702 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.