Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality07/29/2015Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are running rampant. No matter when seasonal allergies affect you or your family, the search 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 ease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help reduce the pollutants affecting you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights can keep germs from multiplying. Germicidal lights work by releasing UV (ultraviolet) light rays that will penetrate the cell walls of the pollutants in your air, causing enough damage to end their growth and their capacity 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 work at its best. When mold, pet dander, and other microorganisms pile up in your system, it could inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and may even mean higher utility costs. 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 perks, 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 better 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 MPC Heating & Cooling know indoor air quality. Schedule an appointment online or call them at 308-432-5301 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.