Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the desire for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a bit unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help decrease the pollutants annoying 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 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 non-stop, 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 get, 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 can inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and may even mean higher 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 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 could even help you reduce your monthly energy costs. 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 team at Branson HVAC, LLC know indoor air quality. Call them at 417-319-1779 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.