Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015Allergy symptoms can really get annoying during spring, summer and fall. It seems like the hunt for relief is never-ending. A lot of contaminants can hurt your indoor air quality, like mold, pet dander and bacteria. You can get some relief from the allergy symptoms caused by these contaminants with germicidal lights. Many people haven’t heard of germicidal lights but they’re an awesome way to improve the air in your house. The lights are incorporated within your HVAC system and keep germs from multiplying by emitting ultraviolet (UV) light rays that harm the cell walls of contaminants so they can’t grow or multiply. Even during the time when your system isn’t running, the lights are still destroying them. Germicidal lights can also have the added benefit of helping your heating and cooling system run more efficiently, in addition to cleaning up your indoor air quality. Mold, pet dander and other microorganisms can build up in your system and this causes it to work harder than necessary. So, keeping your air clean keeps your family healthy, and your HVAC system healthy. Is there anything better than that? Now that that you know the indoor air quality benefits of having germicidal lights, ask your HVAC professional about them at your next air conditioner service appointment. Or, call O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning at 610-257-7035. We have many options to help you clean up your indoor air quality from air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers. We will work with you to help determine what will help give you the best indoor air quality and keep your home healthy and comfortable. You can also schedule an appointment online to take your home’s air quality to the next level.