Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the need for relief is constant. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help decrease the contaminants affecting you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights are able to keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to stop 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 get, 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 can inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and might even mean higher energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s a little easier to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve read about all of the perks, there’s really no reason you shouldn’t ask 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 to read more tips on how to maintain indoor comfort levels in your home. From air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers, the pros at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 801-295-3357 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.