Improving Your Indoor Air Quality to Combat the Flu This Season
One of the most common ways that “the flu” is spread is through coughing and sneezing, and releasing them into the air; the germs can survive in the air and on surfaces for a relatively longer period of time than you might think! They don’t necessarily always settle on a surface, either. If they do land on a surface, they are still active for at least eight hours. While hand washing, disinfecting surfaces and covering your coughs and sneezes can help limit the spread of the flu, you can also improve the indoor air quality of your home to greatly help, too.
In fact, there are some indoor air quality products and systems on the market that we can discuss with you that you may not even know about. If you’re contemplating ways to improve your chances against the flu this season, consider some of the following:
- HEPA filtration systems: HEPA stands for “High Efficiency Particulate Air”, and these filters remove 99.97% of all particles in the air that are greater than 0.3 micrometers in size. They are often used in medical facilities, vehicles, aircrafts, and also in homes. For families with asthma and allergy sufferers, they also filter the air from room to room in a home, which is why they are so effective in medical facilities.
- UV sanitation systems: Did you know that UV light can kill bacteria and other harmful particles? These lights can be installed in your ductwork to provide clean, fresh air. When you have a system like this installed, the air that travels through your ducts is spun over the light using a motor. It’s airborne sterilization at work as contaminants pass over the light are destroyed.
Contact EC&S today and make your appointment to have your air ducts cleaned before flu season hits. We can also help you achieve cleaner indoor air in other ways too, so call us now! We offer services to customers in Lebanon, Lancaster and Dauphin counties, as well as the surrounding areas.