Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

July 29, 2015

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the search for relief is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help decrease the effects of allergies.

Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help decrease the contaminants bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights will keep germs from multiplying.

Germicidal lights work by producing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to end their growth and their ability to multiply. The lights are also working non-stop, even when your system isn’t running, 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 accumulate in your system, it can inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and might even mean greater energy costs. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s a little easier to breathe for everyone.

Now that you know 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 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 team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services know indoor air quality. Call them at (616) 669-3961 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.