There are many different precautionary actions that can be taken to help fight cold and flu viruses. Some of the best ways to fight the flu are not always obvious. This flu season, help fight germs with your furnace while keeping the following in mind.
Keeping moisture in the air is known to help reduce the spread of the flu. This is generally the reason the spread of the flu occurs in the winter because it is cold and dry. By keeping moisture in the air, you will reduce the chance that the flu virus will strive in your home. The addition of a whole home humidifier will help keep moisture within the walls of your home. It will also help reduce common cold symptoms like sore throat, dry nose, nasal drip, and congestion.
Warm air has similar reasons for helping reduce the spread of the flu virus. The flu virus does not thrive in warm, moist environments. Keeping your home warm and moist will help you stay healthy during the flu season.
Your furnace filter should be changed regularly. Depending on the type of filter you use, you can significantly reduce the number of particles or allergens entering your air. Filters can stop the spread of bacteria and viruses throughout your home. You can stop by our WAH Comfort Store to pick one up today.
If you are especially worried about the flu, add a UV light to your HVAC system. UV lights are effective at removing mold and bacteria. This furnace addition has become more popular in recent years. It is a fairly inexpensive addition that could help keep your home healthy.