Cold and Flu Season is Here: Keep Your Family Healthy with Improved Air Quality

Now that winter is coming, it is often an invitation for unwanted germs and sick days. You can’t completely control the germs coming into your home, but you can increase the air quality in your home. Doing so will prevent bacteria and mold from growing unknowingly. What is the best way to improve the air quality in your home? The experts at Ball Building Services recommend these steps to protect your home.

HEPA Air Filters and Ultraviolet Air Purifiers

HEPA air filters are known to trap pet dander, larger particles of bacteria, and allergens. The harmful germs and bacteria are still in your home until you change your filter. An ultraviolet air purifier can kill germs, bacteria, and viruses, including those common during cold and flu season. This is an extremely effective method of eliminating bacteria before it makes your household sick.

HVAC Maintenance

Have your HVAC system inspected by an HVAC technician annually or after a severe weather event (such as a hurricane). One reason for this is to catch any mold or harmful bacteria that could be sitting in your ductwork or spreading throughout your home. Most people don’t realize there is a problem until they or their kids are constantly sick. A technician can install an ultraviolet air purifier to kill germs and prevent sickness.

Increase Your Air Quality: Tips from WebMD

  • Use a HEPA filter when vacuuming
  • Use a microfiber mop to pick up more allergens when cleaning hardwood, tile and linoleum flooring
  • Use floor mats at all entrances to your home
  • Keep the humidity between 30%-50%
  • Test for radon

Symptoms of Poor Air Quality

Physical signs of poor air quality in your home may include sinus infections, headaches, eye irritation, and drowsiness. After seeing a doctor, call your professional HVAC technician to discuss additional ways to improve the air quality in your home.

At Ball Building Services our contractors are knowledgeable in many ways to help you keep your family healthy with improved air quality. They are also trained to evaluate which size purifier is best for your home and even take care of installation. Give us a call today to learn how you can protect your home during cold and flu season.