We are currently right in the heart of cold and flu season. If you're smart, you proactively went ahead and had your flu shot. But did you know your HVAC system can also help to protect your home from cold germs and flu viruses?
Here are several different ways that your HVAC system can help you skip the miserable experience of having congestion or the flu:
It's especially important that you change your filter regularly during the cooler months as old and dirty filters have a tendency to hold germs. As a result, these germs are filtered throughout your home, increasing your chances of becoming sick. You may want to consider using specially-treated filters with microbial technology to keep the air passing through your HVAC system clean and deodorized. You may also want to learn more about a UV light filtration system, which can be added to your HVAC system to enhance the purity of the air.
Manages Humidity Levels
It's known that germs and viruses tend to survive longer in low humidity. On the other hand, if humidity levels are too high within the home, you'll have an increased risk of mold and/or mildew growth. Your HVAC system can help to control the humidity level within your home. If you're concerned that the humidity level is an issue in your home, you'll want to make sure to have your Port Orange, Florida HVAC professional service your system to make sure it's working properly.
Provides Fresh Air
We talk a lot about indoor air quality and for a good reason. If the quality of the air inside your home is poor, it can aggravate your respiratory system, which can prolong the symptoms of a cold or flu. You can dramatically improve the air quality of your home by having regular service on your HVAC system to ensure that it's operating efficiently. You may also want to consider adding a fresh air intake to your HVAC system, which vents the indoor air outside of your home and brings cleaner outdoor air in.
These are just 3 ways that your HVAC system can help you to combat cold and flu season for you and your family. If you're interested in learning more about service to improve your indoor air quality, please contact us at East Coast Heating & Air Conditioning. We are a trusted HVAC service resource to residential and commercial customers in the Port Orange, Florida area.