Ways to Prevent Flu in Your Home

Ways to Prevent Flu in Your Home

‘Tis the season to pass around cold and flu germs in the home. One way to fight these tiny foes is to keep your indoor air fresh and clean—especially since most Americans spend up to 90 percent of their time indoors, including time at home spent sleeping, getting ready for work, or relaxing.

Indoor air can even have more pollutants than outdoor air if you factor in pet dander, dust, bacteria, and viruses that linger in the air and rest on surfaces. Pollutants dry out our skin and sinuses as well.

Improving indoor air quality

Proper ventilation and air treatment can vastly improve indoor air quality and make it healthier air to breathe. There are a number of different ways you can do this.

Proper ventilation and air treatment can vastly improve indoor air quality and make it healthier air to breathe. There are a number of different ways you can do this.

These systems can improve the comfort in your home (and your sinuses) by adding the right amount of moisture to the over-dry air we experience in the Southwest.

This technology destroys micro-organisms in the air as well as reduce odors and improve air handling efficiency.

  • Duct cleaning

Having your ducts inspected and cleaned regularly can ensure proper system operation and greater indoor comfort. Replacing deteriorated ducts reduces the amount of expensive heated or cooled air allowed to escape and prevents dirty air from being pumped into your living space.

To help prevent cold and flu viruses from thriving at home, you might want to consult a local HVAC company like Fountain Hills Air. They can evaluate your situation and discuss options for testing and improving the quality of your interior air. If the possibility of mold is an issue during an air quality assessment, they can help with that as well.