Flu Season – How To Keep Airborne Viruses Under Control In Your Home
Are Airborne Illnesses Really That Bad?
It’s easy to feel that airborne illnesses are something that shouldn’t be feared but something that can easily be cured, but airborne illnesses can be very deadly. Even tuberculosis, which is a very serious disease, can be spread through the air.
Those with tuberculosis may have to be quarantined from others because the disease is so serious. Even if someone catches a simple cold or the flu, they can still be very miserable with the symptoms that come with these illnesses. Since many people don’t want to get sick, it’s best to take steps to prevent these airborne illnesses from being contracted, especially if they are roaming around in your home.
An airborne illness can get into your home through many openings, including the window, the doors, and through the vents in an HVAC unit. The most common way for airborne illnesses to get into a home is by being brought in by a person who is caring the illness. If your HVAC unit is working right, then it should be able to help prevent the airborne illnesses from being spread throughout the home to others.
Let Your HVAC Unit Do Its Job
Your HVAC unit is very valuable because it can mean the difference between you getting sick very often or possibly not getting sick at all. An HVAC unit has an air filter that will catch many particles in the air, and it removes them from the air that you’re breathing in your home.
If these particles have germs, bacteria, and possibly fungus, then this is stuff that you would normally be breathing in. Many of these germs can come from illnesses, and having them caught up in the air filter means that there is a less likelihood of anyone in the home getting sick. If an HVAC system continues to work the way it should, then airborne illnesses will be drastically minimized in your home.
Maintenance Is The Key
Maintenance is the best way to keep an HVAC system working the way it should. A professional should come out to maintain the unit, especially since they can point out any problems that the unit may be having. Also, remember to change the air filter in the HVAC system as well as making sure the controls and temperature gauges are working properly. A well maintained HVAC unit should drastically help to halt the spread of airborne illnesses in your home.
Keep your Raleigh, NC home free from germs of the flu season. Call Allan E. Power Plumbing today at (708) 352-1670, to get tips on how to keep your home flu free.