3 Air Quality Products to Fight a Cold or the Flu

When you’re feeling great, you probably don’t think much about indoor air quality products. But when you’re under the weather—with a scratchy throat, runny nose, or itchy eyes—you might wonder what’s in the air that’s making you so miserable. What is (or isn’t) floating around you can make a big difference in your health, so it’s worth spending a little time to understand what you can do to clear germs, pollutants, and even the dryness that can make you sick. Let the pros at West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning recommend and install effective indoor air quality products that can help you fight off a cold or the flu and feel better, no matter the weather.

Ward Off Germs With a Whole-Home Humidifier

We all know humidity levels drop in winter. The air can feel painfully dry and uncomfortable, and acts as a breeding ground where cold- and flu-causing viruses thrive and spread. Raising the relative humidity level in your home goes a long way in reducing these contaminants and your likelihood of getting sick. With a whole-home humidifier installed, you’ll also keep your hair, skin, and sinuses moisturized, reduce heating bills, sleep better, and recover more quickly if you do catch a cold.

Remove Airborne Contaminants With an Air Purifier

You can kill germs by disinfecting countertops, floors, and faucets, but what about the ones lingering in the air? That’s when you need an air purifier. It captures and kills airborne microorganisms, and also filters out airborne contaminants that aggravate your symptoms, like:

  • Dust
  • Pollen
  • Allergens
  • Mold spores
  • Pet dander
  • Smoke particles

Clean air is important any time of year, but especially in winter, when windows and doors are kept shut and fresh air is at a minimum. Consider adding a purifier for year-round relief from certain illnesses, allergies, asthma, and irritation.

Zap Bacteria With a UV Light

A UV light is your comfort system’s secret weapon. Like a bug zapper, this powerful lamp is capable of inactivating the “other” bugs—microorganisms like bacteria, mold, and viruses—that live in the cool, dark inner coil of your comfort system. How? Because UV light emits energy that renders bacteria cells inactive, which means they can’t reproduce and infect you.

In addition to improving your air quality, UV light will also improve your home comfort system’s efficiency. It enhances airflow by eliminating the bacteria and mold that can bog it down.

Invest in a Healthier Home With WAH

Creating a healthier home starts with a simple conversation with your WAH Comfort Advisor. We know home comfort systems can seem complicated or confusing, so we’ll gladly listen to your concerns and share solutions that will make a difference. Call 414-543-2800 or contact us today if you have questions or would like to set up an appointment.

By |2019-03-01T11:33:57-05:00February 28th, 2019|Categories: Air Quality|