Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. No matter when seasonal allergies impact 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 might help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t mentioned often, but they can help decrease the impurities bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights will keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by emitting UV (ultraviolet) light rays that are able to 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 around the clock, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being demolished. 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 may inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and might even mean increased energy costs. 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 bonuses, 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 better your air quality and may even help you decrease your monthly utility 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 Schagrin Gas Company know indoor air quality. Call them at 302-658-2000 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.