Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the need for relief never ends. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help reduce the contaminants affecting you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights can keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will 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 non-stop, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being demolished. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll obtain, 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 could inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and could even mean increased utility costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve heard about all of the benefits, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t find out 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 reduce 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 Honke Heating & AC know indoor air quality. Call them at 503-663-8033 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.