Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Through the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are a constant. 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 could help lessen the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a little unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help reduce the contaminants annoying you. Even though they’re hidden inside your system, germicidal lights are able to 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 around the clock, even when your system isn’t operating, meaning germs are always being eliminated. 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 accumulate in your system, it can inhibit its performance, hurting energy efficiency and could even mean greater energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable to breathe for everyone. Now that you’ve heard about all of the bonuses, 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 improve your air quality and might even help you reduce 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 experts at Watts Electrical & Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 601-736-7362 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.