Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Air Quality Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the need for relief is constant. 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 mentioned often, but they can help tackle the impurities annoying you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights will keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing 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 capacity to multiply. The lights are also working around the clock, even when your system isn’t operating, meaning germs are always being destroyed. In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll receive, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system run at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms accumulate in your system, it could inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and might even mean higher energy bills. 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 benefits, 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 may even help you lessen 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 Brookwood Inc know indoor air quality. Call them at 641-316-9803 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.