Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. 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 hurting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help decrease the impurities affecting 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 halt their growth and their capacity to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, even when your system isn’t working, 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 work at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it may inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and may even mean increased 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 bonuses, 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 may 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 pros at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 717-383-4479 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.