Discover how your indoor air quality is the key to staying flu-free.
How’s your indoor air quality? If your answer is “I don’t know,” it’s time to take a closer look. Why? Because it’s cold and flu season and your air quality can have a big impact on whether or not you get sick. Here are three tips to improve your air and help keep you and your family healthy this winter:
Tip #1: Change Out That Air Filter
The air filter helps keep the airborne pollutants out of your HVAC system and from recirculating through the rooms in your house. Viruses and bacteria can linger in the air. If you have a clean air filter, it can prevent pulling them into the system and blowing back out through the vents.
Tip #2: Watch the Humidity Levels
Because viruses thrive in cool, dry air, your indoor air is not as healthy as it could be if you aren’t managing the humidity. A humidifier can boost up the relative humidity in your home and make the environment less than hospitable for all those pesky viruses. Not only that, but dry air can make you feel worse by making your eyes, nose, throat, sinuses, and skin feel dry, itchy, and irritated.
Tip #3: Check Out Air Filtration
The right air filtration system can help improve the air quality in your home by trapping airborne pollutants and preventing them from circulating into your heating system and then back out into your home.
Don't give in to the inevitability that you and your family are going to go down with the flu. Take care of your indoor air quality and help keep your family healthy this winter by contacting the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling.