5 Ways to Combat the Spread of the Flu in Your Home
You want to do everything you can to protect your family and your Boise home, but sometimes you feel there’s little you can do. Fighting the spread of the flu is certainly an uphill battle. However, this is a fight you can win with just a few strategic steps.
The last thing on your mind as you fight to protect your family from the flu is a humidifier. Yet, humidity decreases the chances of spreading the flu. Even a portable humidifier does wonders, but adding a whole system humidifier to your HVAC system is more convenient and less expensive in the long run.
Purify the Air
You likely scrub your home with disinfectant to help fight the flu. And keeping your home clean is crucial, but the flu transmits through air as well. The easy solution is ensuring your HVAC system is using a HEPA filter. The added benefit of this flu barrier is HEPA filters also decrease the presence of pollen, pet dander and mold spores in your home’s air.
You know it’s important to keep your home clean to prevent the spread of the flu. Unfortunately, people often forget to clean or replace their HVAC system’s filter. A dirty filter cannot protect against the transmission of contagious illnesses and will put unnecessary strain on your HVAC system. If you’re not sure how often you should change or clean your system’s filter, contact your HVAC specialist.
A lot of people would balk at the thought of light working as an effective way to prevent the spread of any virus much less the flu. Nevertheless, a UV sanitizer produces energy that destroys the flu and other viruses. Better yet, you can have a UV sanitizer installed in your HVAC system to purify your home’s air and protect your family.
Air Duct Cleaning
Air ducts tend to fall into the “out of sight, out of mind” category. That said, what you don’t see may very well be the cause of your family’s illnesses. Over time, air ducts attract dirt, dust, pollen, bacteria and viruses that make their way into your Boise home’s air. Having your air ducts cleaned, however, helps ensure your family weathers the winter without a sniffle.
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