Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the desire for relief never ends. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting 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 reduce the impurities 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 halt their growth and their ability to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, even when your system isn’t working, 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 operate at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it may inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and could even mean greater energy 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 perks, 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 enhance your air quality and might even help you reduce your monthly energy 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 Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 308-624-3485 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.