Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the desire for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is hurting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights can help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help tackle 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 will 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 around the clock, 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 run at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and might even mean higher 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 benefits, 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 enhance your air quality and may 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas know indoor air quality. Call them at 214-509-7640 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.