Flu Season - How to Keep Air-borne Viruses Under Control in Your Home

With the flu season around the corner, it is time to start thinking of how you can keep disease-causing germs away from your Greensboro home and family. There are several ways to keep airborne pathogens from circulating in the air that you and your family breathe in every day. Clean air is not only good for you, but it can prevent you from catching the flu this season. Nowhere is this more evident than in your HVAC system.

Get The Right Filter To Keep Germs Out Of The Air Your Breathe Everyday

A powerful filter will not only remove dust, pollen, mold, mildew, pet hair, debris and bacteria, but also viruses that can cause illness such as the flu virus. Look for powerful filters at your local home improvement store that are specially designed to trap viruses and bacteria that can cause illnesses.

You may consider purchasing a special filter to use just for the flu season, to have additional protection against the flu. If you cannot find filters that will filter out viruses from your HVAC system, contact a professional HVAC company. They will be able to obtain a filter that can block viruses and that is compatible with your HVAC system.

Consider Getting a UV Sanitizer System Installed

While filters can be highly effective in removing viruses from the air, some germs may still pass through and be circulated into the air. For the best protection against disease-causing viruses, consider a UV sanitizer system.

This system uses ultraviolet light, similar to what is naturally produced by the sun to kill germs, mold, mildew and fungus that is in the air. The UV light is generated by a bulb and kills all kinds of bacteria, leaving your air sterile and free of germs. If you are prone to illnesses or have a compromised immune system, a UV sanitizer system may be the perfect option to protect you against the flu this season. You will also enjoy germ-free air within your home.

Get Your Air Ducts Cleaned

Your air ducts may be harboring lots of germs that can make you sick. The ducts in old homes can be especially dirty. Dampness and dust accumulation in air ducts resulting from neglect or failure to change filters can be a perfect breeding ground for germs.

Having your ducts cleaned will create healthier, cleaner air. It may also improve the airflow in your home. A professional Greensboro HVAC company can clean your ducts and inspect them for any problems resulting from mold, mildew or years of neglecting the HVAC system.

Keep your Greensboro, NC home free from germs of the flu season. Call The Plumbing Service Company today at (336) 502-8540, to get tips on how to keep your home flu-free.