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

July 29, 2015

During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the desire for relief is constant. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights can help decrease the effects of allergies.

Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help tackle 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 are able to penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to halt their growth and their capability to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, 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 operate at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it may inhibit its performance, decreasing energy efficiency and might even mean increased 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 benefits, 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 may even help you reduce your monthly energy bills.

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 team at WM J Kraus & Son know indoor air quality. Call them at 319-229-2318 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.