How Your HVAC System Can Prevent the Spread of the Flu

Prevent the Spread of the Flu

With everything going on in your life, the last thing you need is to come down with the flu, especially during a season when the flu is on a rampage. Fortunately, your HVAC system does more than keep your home cozy; it also maintains indoor air quality within your Lubbock, Texas, home. Use your HVAC system to transform your home into a haven free from illness. Here’s how your system can do it.

Regulate Humidity

Humidity plays an important role in the health of your home. With too low a humidity level, viruses and bacteria can thrive. You need just the right amount to maintain health in your home, and with a little help, your HVAC system can regulate those humidity levels for you. A whole-home humidifier, which you can have installed as part of your HVAC system, will add moisture to your airflow as it passes through the system and into your home. Healthy humidity levels will make it more difficult for the flu virus to spread.

Filter Air

Every HVAC system comes with a built-in filtration system that catches particles as air passes into the duct network. Filters are effective at catching dust and the allergens and particles that ride along, but the standard filters alone often aren’t enough to maintain a high level of indoor air quality. 

If your HVAC system is going to catch particles like a flu virus particle, you need to install a whole-home air purifier. Purifiers use finer filters that catch more particles than a standard filter. Many purifiers also release an electric pulse that neutralizes any harmful organisms caught in the mesh. 

Keep Warm

Keeping warm during the winter is about more than comfort. Your body can put up a better fight against illness when you’re warm, and your HVAC system can provide that necessary comfort. Just take sufficient care of your system so you can rely on it.

Don’t let the flu ruin your season as it has done to so many others. Enhance your indoor air quality by calling BTAC at 806-589-1014.

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