Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Prevent the Flu

Indoor Air Quality Solutions to Prevent the Flu

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The flu, as it is every fall and winter season, is a threat to many families across the country. Several factors contribute to the spread of the flu, and even with a family’s best efforts to combat the flu, it can still be a threat regardless of common prevention methods.

However, there are some HVAC flu prevention methods that will reduce your family’s chance of catching this year’s flu. There are several ways your HVAC system can improve your indoor air quality and decrease the chance of sickness this winter. Estes Services offers air purification systems, media air cleaners and humidifiers that can help protect against the flu this season. 

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 to discuss your HVAC flu prevention options for your home, including a preventative maintenance plan for improved indoor air quality.

HVAC Flu Prevention Options

There are many ways that your HVAC unit can help improve your indoor air quality and lower your chances of catching the flu or the common cold. These methods include:

Air Purification Systems

Estes Services offers a pair of air purification systems – an ultraviolet air clearer and a plasma cleaner. Both do a great job eliminating pollutants and contaminants from the air. Air purifiers can eliminate up to 99.7% of airborne particles to dramatically improve the quality of your home’s indoor air.

By killing pathogens and other microorganisms in your home’s indoor air – including mold and mildew, allergens, dust and germs – you can rest assured knowing that you are breathing fresh air while also improving the performance of your HVAC system. Contact Estes Services today to have a whole house air purification system installed in your heating and cooling system. Our technicians have experience with all brands and types of systems, ensuring that you will have proper installation performed and will be able to use your air purifier immediately.

Media Air Cleaners

Media air cleaners are also a great option at effectively capturing up to 95% of pollen, germs and mold particles that are found inside homes. Because of this, your home’s air quality will improve significantly, reducing allergy symptoms and improving the overall health of your family.  Installing a whole house media air cleaner will improve the air quality in your home and help your HVAC system run more efficiently.

Air Filter Maintenance

Regularly replacing HVAC filters will ensure that they are filtering out microorganisms that could potentially put your family at risk of illness. 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. Your filters, when properly working, should be able to keep dust and other debris to a minimum while your system operates at full capacity. 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 an air purification system will provide your home with the healthiest airflow possible. Preventative maintenance performed regularly will catch any issues with your filters before they cause disease to run rampant in your household. Estes Services offers several maintenance plans to residents in and around the Atlanta, GA, area. Call us to learn more about our affordable Maintenance Membership Plan!

Whole Home Humidifiers

During the winter, your humidity levels are naturally reduced, leading to dry indoor air that increases allergies, asthma and other 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. When that happens, viruses and bacteria will thrive. Dry air increases your risk of illness, which makes the addition of a whole home humidifier all the more necessary.

Installing a whole home humidifier keeps your humidity levels in check and is a great HVAC flu and common cold prevention option. A whole home humidifier offers homeowners an easy way of adding moisture to your air without you having to lift a finger. Contact Estes Services today to see which whole home humidifier will work best with your current heating and cooling system. We can make recommendations for you based on your current needs and your home’s existing HVAC system.

Contact Estes Services Today

Reduce your risk of the flu virus this winter by investing in quality HVAC flu prevention equipment. The experienced technicians at Estes would love to talk with you about installing a whole home humidifier, air filters, air purification system or whole home media air cleaner. Contact us today to speak with one of our NATE-certified technicians!