Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

July 29, 2015

Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for 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 ease the effects of allergies.

Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t talked about often, but they can help decrease 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 producing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to end their growth and their capability to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, even when your system isn’t working, 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 operate at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms build up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and could even mean higher utility costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable to breathe for everyone.

Now that you know 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 better your air quality and might even help you lessen your monthly energy costs.

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 Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing know indoor air quality. Call them at 724-370-0141 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.