Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the need for relief is constant. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is hurting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a bit unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help reduce the pollutants annoying 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 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 demolished. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll receive, 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 may inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and could even mean greater utility costs. 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 benefits, 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 improve your air quality and might even help you lessen your monthly utility bills. 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 experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 601-268-3486 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.