FIght Colds and the Flu with Good Indoor Air Quality
The Center for Disease Control states that the flu season affects up to 20% of Americans yearly. Adults typically contract 2-3 colds annually, while children are affected even more.
Poor air quality and humidity levels have an effect on cold and flu season. Air that is too dry is just as harmful as air with too much moisture. Maintaining 40-60% indoor relative humidity will help prevent the spread of airborne viruses in your home.
Your heating and air conditioning system has more of an effect on indoor air quality than you may realize.
- Cracked heat exchangers can contribute to the emission of toxic, deadly carbon monoxide gas.
- Clogged and dirty air filters can restrict airflow and send pollutants into the air.
- Air ducts that haven’t been cleaned in years can harbor mold, allergens, and more.
Particles that become trapped in air filters and air ducts can also spread bacteria, viruses, and other germs. Keep it clean with the right products!