Germicidal Lights: Can Help Reduce Germs and Improve Your Indoor Air Quality Posted July 29, 2015 Throughout the spring, summer, and fall, allergies are constantly an issue. No matter when seasonal allergies impact you or your family, the need for relief never ends. Whether it is mold, pet dander, or some other bacteria that is degrading your indoor air quality, germicidal lights can help decrease the effects of allergies. Germicidal lights may sound a tad unfamiliar because they aren’t often talked about, but they can help reduce the contaminants bothering 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 can 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 working, 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 pile up in your system, it could inhibit its performance, impacting energy efficiency and may even mean higher energy bills. Getting rid of those pollutants means a healthier system and air that’s more enjoyable 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 costs. 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 Gordon Air Conditioning know indoor air quality. Call them at 850-250-0335 to take your home’s air quality to the next level.