Cold and flu season typically runs from November to April. During this time, your home can become a breeding ground for germs, including viruses that cause the common cold and influenza (flu). Adding home air purification systems will help reduce airborne microbial contaminants that can cause or exacerbate illness during cold and flu season. Here’s how:
Air Purifiers Help Reduce Surface Contaminants
A single gram of ordinary tap water contains 10 million bacteria, 1 million fungi, and 100,000 virus particles. Air currents can efficiently distribute these microbes throughout your home during cold and flu season. Air purifiers trap germs on their high-efficiency particle (HEPA) or carbon pre-filter, allowing you to enjoy a fresh, clean room for six months or more.
Air Purifiers Help Reduce Respiratory Illness
One of the best ways to protect yourself during cold and flu season is to reduce contaminants that can trigger or worsen respiratory illnesses such as upper-respiratory infections, ear infections, and asthma.
Air Purifiers Can Reduce Moisture
Germs and viruses survive best in moist environments. Installing an air purifier in your home during cold and flu season can help reduce humidity, making it harder for germs to thrive. HEPA filters also improve indoor air quality by trapping small particles and gases such as carbon monoxide, nitrogen dioxide, formaldehyde, and ozone that aggravate respiratory illness.
Air Purifiers Can Reduce Allergens
The air inside your home may contain as much as ten times more dust particles than outside air because household surfaces such as floors, walls, and furniture attract and hold dust. During cold and flu season, many people experience an increase in respiratory allergies due to the high level of allergens in the air. Air purifiers with an activated carbon filter can remove common household allergens such as dust mites, pet dander, and pollen from the air.
Air Purifiers Can Reduce Odors
To avoid catching a cold or flu, you should stay away from sick people. Unfortunately, many viruses and bacteria give off an unpleasant odor that may be difficult to recognize. Air purifiers help remove these smells by attracting them to their filters like magnets. This process not only protects your family but neighbors as well.
During cold and flu season, it’s important to reduce airborne contaminants in your home. Installing an air purifier will help trap germs on its filter so that you have a healthy home for six months or more.
Contact Air Purification Technology to Install a Home Air Purification System That Fits Your Needs
Air Purification Technology can help you reduce airborne contaminants in your home with a home air purification system that fits your needs. Our systems use high-efficiency particle (HEPA) or carbon filters to trap germs, reduce respiratory illness, and improve indoor air quality. For more information, please call us at 954-241-7352 or visit our website at www.airpurificationtech.com.