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

July 29, 2015

Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies area a nuisance for you or your family, the desire for relief never ends. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights might help lessen the effects of allergies.

Germicidal lights may sound a bit unfamiliar because they aren’t talked about often, but they can help reduce 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 halt their growth and their ability to multiply. The lights are also working all the time, even when your system isn’t running, meaning germs are always being destroyed.

In addition to all of the indoor air quality benefits you’ll get, germicidal lights also help your heating and cooling system run at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it could inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and may even mean greater 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’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 enhance your air quality and could even help you lessen your monthly energy bills.

Keep an eye on our blog if you want more tips on how to maintain indoor comfort levels in your home. From air filtration and air purification to dehumidifiers, the team at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 209-257-3156 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.