Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the need 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 lessen 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 are able to 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 stop 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 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 pile up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and might even mean higher energy costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s better to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve read about all of the perks, 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 might even help you decrease your monthly energy costs. Keep an eye on our blog if you would like more tips on how to maintain indoor comfort levels in your home. From air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers, the pros at Pinnacle HVAC LLC know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 708-301-0170 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.