Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 During the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the need for relief never ends. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is impacting your indoor air quality, germicidal lights could help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t talked about often, but they can help decrease the contaminants bothering you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights can 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 halt their growth and their capability to multiply. The lights are also working non-stop, even when your system isn’t operating, meaning germs are always being demolished. 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 build up in your system, it may inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and might even mean increased energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s better to breathe for everyone. Now that you know about all of the bonuses, 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 could 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 pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc know indoor air quality. Call them at 715-301-0256 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.