As we stay indoors more and more as the weather cools off, we often have to deal with indoor air quality that isn’t ideal. With cold and flu season upon us, your indoor air can have a big impact on you and your family’s health. Here’s how you can improve your air and help keep everyone healthy this winter.
Tip #1: Add a Humidifier
Viruses and bacteria thrive in cool, dry environments, which is why the flu is more prevalent in the winter. Adding humidity to your home can help keep the viruses and bacteria at bay. When the relative humidity goes up, your chances of getting sick go down.
Tip #2: Consider an Air Filtration System
A reliable air filtration system will remove most airborne pollutants, including dander, dust, dust mites, mold spores, pollen, and even household cleaners and chemicals. Removing these makes the air in your home cleaner and safer for you and your family. Not only will it cut down on allergies, but it can help cut down on seasonal illness as well.
Tip #3: Keep Your Air Filter Clean
A clean air filter will effectively remove particles from the air as it circulates through your HVAC system and your home. When the filter is dirty and clogged, not only will it have a harder time keeping your air clean, but your HVAC system will have to work harder to do its job.
Flu season is upon us just as the weather cools off as we inch closer and closer to winter. You can help keep you and your family healthy with some simple tips from the pros at H.H. Hovey Heating and Cooling, Inc.