Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the desire for relief never ends. 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 tad unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help tackle the pollutants annoying 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 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 non-stop, even when your system isn’t working, meaning germs are always being eliminated. 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, hurting energy efficiency and could even mean increased energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable 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 improve your air quality and might even help you decrease 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 Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 760-784-9034 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.