With cold and flu season, higher indoor air quality is a key layer of protection. While lowering the chance of getting sick is nice, improving IAQ can offer lots of other benefits like better airflow and a better sense of comfort. Northwest Services and our air quality specialists are happy to help you learn what you need to about the specific strategies indoor air quality services have for preventing the spread of the cold or flu. With the right combination of services and equipment, you can address your specific IAQ concerns for years to come.
Don't let cold and flu season compromise your health. Try these 5 tips for ensuring your indoor air is ready for even the most brutal winter weather. To schedule an appointment, call Northwest Services at 419-548-5017 today.
A Few Tips for Improving Indoor Air Quality Through Cold and Flu Season
1. Install a UV Germicidal Lamp
UV lamps focus on microorganisms that help spread illnesses like the flu. Bacteria and similar organic particles are sterilized in special ultraviolet light, preventing them from lowering impacting your air quality.
2. Adjust Your Humidity with a Humidifier/Dehumidifier
Both excessive and insufficient humidity can create problems with your air quality. For instance, dry air can aggravate your skin or sinuses, while humid air may encourage mold and mildew. A humidifier or dehumidifier keeps your home’s moisture levels in optimum balance for a more comfortable environment.
3. Wash or Replace Your Air Filters When Necessary
Your HVAC system’s air filter is a key component for both air quality and general comfort. If you fail to clean or replace it, you might notice a decrease in performance. Dirty air filters can become clogged, allowing more airborne particles to spread. Specialized filter models like HEPA filters can be ideal for households with allergies or other respiratory problems.
4. Track Your IAQ with a Smart Thermostat
Today's HVAC accessories can help you with better monitoring your home’s air quality. Smart thermostats are a great example, and they come filled with useful features for further improving your HVAC system. This includes keeping an eye on your air quality.
5. Schedule an Air Quality Test with Northwest Services
At times, problems with the air quality might be harder to identify. Professional technicians have the necessary tools and knowledge to perform comprehensive air quality testing. With local experts like Northwest Services on your side, you can discover pollutants, circulation issues and other aspects of poor indoor air quality.
Make Your Indoor Air Quality Appointment this Cold and Flu Season
Having trouble with the cold or flu doesn’t have to be a regular problem. Consider scheduling an appointment with the helpful HVAC experts at Northwest Services. Our team of indoor air quality specialists and their experience with the right products is the perfect combination for improving your air quality this winter. Call 419-548-5017 to begin!