Germ transmission has understandably been a huge area of focus for homeowners and families throughout the country these days. With the Coronavirus outbreak, many families are searching for ways to keep their homes safer and healthier. We can’t guarantee any products will reduce your risk, but are actively monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and taking steps to help keep our communities safe.
What we can do, is inform you of the indoor air quality products that will help keep your home cleaner and family healthier in general. By implementing the right practices inside our own homes, including hand washing and covering our mouths when we sneeze or cough, we can improve our own immunities and ideally limit our risk of germ and virus transmission!
Start with Your HVAC Systems
When is the last time you had your air conditioner cleaned, inside and out? Hopefully, you can say this spring–we recommend professional maintenance each spring for your air conditioner and each fall for your heater. Part of your maintenance tune-ups include our technicians thoroughly cleaning your HVAC system. This includes:
- The blower fan
- The coils
- Your air filter
Keeping your AC clean is step one of maintaining a healthy indoor air environment, but definitely not the only step! In fact, the air filter we just mentioned isn’t even there to protect your indoor air quality–it’s in place to protect the components of your HVAC system!
Next, How’re Your Ducts?
Air flows through your ductwork and exits through the ventilation system into each room of your home. If your ductwork is full of pollutants like allergens, mold spores, or debris from outdoors, it can get blown into your home.
It’s estimated that almost 40 pounds of dust can accumulate in your home over a year! You have to imagine that some of that exists within your ductwork.
Lastly, Get the Right Indoor Air Quality Products Installed!
Having a clean AC and ductwork system is just the beginning. Now it’s time to consider what indoor air quality products are best for your home. A whole-house air purification system, also known as an air cleaner, is a great choice for nearly all homes.
We work with a variety of types of air cleaners, but highly recommend the Fresh-Aire APCO-X Whole House Air Purifier, which has been proven effective in eliminating mold, viruses, bacteria, and allergens from the home.
And this isn’t the only indoor air quality product or service than can help boost your immunity and keep your household healthier! UV air purifiers attack certain types of bacteria and viruses that can lurk in your ductwork before they have the chance to even enter your indoor air. Humidifiers and Dehumidifiers help balance humidity and keep allergy and asthma symptoms at bay. Energy and Heat Recovery Ventilators help you breathe fresh outdoor air without sacrificing comfort or your health! Make sure you contact a team of professionals to pinpoint your specific indoor air quality needs.