The flu this winter is a major concern in homes across the United States. There are several reasons for the flu spreading, such as the cold weather forces people to close themselves off indoors, eliminating fresh air and sunshine that help ventilate a home. Even with a thorough cleaning and disinfecting of your home, the flu can still be a threat regardless of common prevention methods.
An additional way to reduce your risk of the flu is with HVAC flu prevention. There are several ways your HVAC system can improve your indoor air quality and decrease the chance of sickness this winter.
Estes Services offers UV lights, filter replacement, media air cleaners and humidifiers for HVAC flu prevention. Our NATE-certified technicians will install equipment that will boost the quality of your indoor air and aid in the continued health of you and your family. Contact us today and discuss your options for your home, including a preventative maintenance plan for continued indoor air quality.
UV lights are the perfect addition to any HVAC system, reducing the spread of disease and germs in your house. Your HVAC system is designed to move air throughout your home, and the air circulating can be contaminated by a variety of airborne viruses and bacteria. UV lights prevent the buildup of organic material on your system’s cooling coils, drain pipes, and interior ductwork. This prevention improves airflow and reduces HVAC repairs in the future.
By killing pathogens and other microorganisms in your indoor air, you will have peace of mind knowing you are breathing healthier air while at the same time improving the performance of your HVAC system. Contact Estes Services to have UV lights installed in your heating and cooling system. Our technicians know how to handle any brand and type of system, ensuring you will have proper installation and use of your new UV lights quickly.
Another HVAC flu prevention method is to check your air filter on a regular basis. Your air filter becomes contaminated quickly during the cold and flu season, so it’s common for your filter to need changing more often during the winter. Filters are responsible for keeping dust and other debris to a minimum while your system operates. A dirty filter won’t properly eliminate pollutants pulled from the air, causing them to seep into your ductwork and pass through to every room in your home.
Air filters are your first line of defense against common germs, pollen and other allergens. Combining a clean filter with UV lights provides your home with the healthiest air possible. Preventative maintenance performed regularly will catch if your filter is dirty or clogged before disease runs rampant among your family. Estes Services offers several maintenance plans to residents in and around the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Call us to learn more about our affordable preventative maintenance plans!
During the winter, your humidity levels are reduced, creating dry indoor air that increases allergies, asthma and respiratory issues. Dry nasal passages prevent your body from effectively filtering viruses and weakening your immune system. Germs pass through your nose and into your bloodstream quickly in a dry environment. Viruses and bacteria thrive in areas where the air is extremely dry, so dry air increases your risk of illness.
Installing a whole-home humidifier keeps your humidity levels in check and is a great HVAC flu prevention option. A whole-home humidifier offers homeowners an easy way of adding moisture to your air without you lifting a finger. Contact Estes Services to see which whole-home humidifier will work the best with your current heating and cooling system.
Reduce your risk of the flu virus this winter by investing in quality HVAC flu prevention equipment. Schedule preventative maintenance and installation of UV lights for your current heating and cooling system with Estes Services. Contact us today to speak with one of our NATE-certified technicians!