The chilly weather has arrived, and with it comes the flu season. What can you do to try and prevent it?
Luckily, there are several steps you can take to help prevent the spread of the flu in your home this winter. In this blog post, we’ll share six top tips for keeping the flu bug out of your home this winter.
Use high-quality air filters
Replacing standard air filters with high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters can trap tiny infectious viral and bacterial particles as they pass through your heating and cooling system. This helps purify the air and provides another layer of defense against getting sick.
Also, be diligent about changing filters for optimal performance!
Add a whole-home air purifier
We install systems by Aerus® that use light waves to destroy particles and reduce dust, pet dander, stinky odors, mold, VOCs, and all kinds of other yucky stuff floating around. Some fancy tech, but it really works! It destroys up to 99% of contaminants. Learn more about what sets the Air Scrubber by Aerus® apart here.
Improving airflow helps lessen (and dilute) contaminants in the air and helps “clear the air” of illness-causing particles. Open windows throughout the day to let fresh air circulate (weather permitting). Run bathroom and kitchen fans while cooking or showering to remove humidity and prevent mold growth. And be sure your heating and cooling system is properly maintained so it exchanges indoor and outdoor air efficiently.
Stay on top of maintenance
A well-maintained heating and cooling system optimizes ventilation and filtration, so staying on top of maintenance is key for a healthy home. Replace filters regularly, keep ducts properly sealed, and schedule professional tune-ups to ensure your system is running smoothly. Routine maintenance helps maximize your heating and cooling system’s flu-fighting capabilities.
Practice healthy habits
Last but certainly not least, encourage good hygiene habits among household members. Wash hands frequently, disinfect high-touch surfaces like doorknobs and remotes regularly, and avoid close contact with sick individuals. Healthy habits like covering coughs and sneezes, plus getting an annual flu shot, offer the best protection against the influenza virus.
With a few preventative measures, you can help keep the flu bug away this winter. Contact our team if you need any advice or if you’re interested in learning more about how the Air Scrubber by Aerus® is truly the best whole-home air purifier. Stay healthy!