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 degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a bit unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help tackle the impurities bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights can keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that are able to penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to stop their growth and their capacity to multiply. The lights are also working non-stop, even when your system isn’t operating, meaning germs are always being eliminated. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll obtain, 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 may inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and could even mean increased energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s better 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 could even help you reduce 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 610-626-2540 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.