Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality 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 is neverending. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help tackle the contaminants affecting 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 are able to penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to stop their growth and their ability 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 operate at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it can inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and may even mean greater utility costs. 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 inquire about germicidal lights next time you have air conditioner service done. After all, it does help improve your air quality and could even help you lessen 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 experts at WM J Kraus & Son know indoor air quality. Call them at 319-524-3714 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.