Five Ways To Combat The Spread Of The Flu In Your Home
With flu season activity happening from October through March of each year, and an average of 5 percent to 20 percent of the population actually getting the flu, let's cover five major areas of protection strategies Magnolia homeowners can easily carry out to protect themselves and their families from the flu, colds and other virus-like disease.
Moreover, reputable, certified HVAC contractors also offer excellent sources of information in the many ways to combat and avoid the flu this winter.
Recognize The Symptoms
Being that the flu is caused by the droplets that people with the flu spread when sneezing, coughing or talking, more typically, people contact the droplets by as simple an act as touching a door handle carrying a flu bug.
Capable of traveling as far as six feet by a cough or sneeze, an infection often begins one day before the actual symptoms develop--and within seven days after first becoming ill.
Some characteristic symptoms experienced are a fever, cough, a sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, muscle aches and fatigue. Consequently, a regular washing of one's hands becomes the first line of defense against the flu.
Schedule Regular Maintenance
A well-running and maintained HVAC system is vitally important to help ensure clean flowing air into your home. Likewise, the chances of having carbon monoxide poisoning, that has symptoms so similar to that of a full-ongoing flu attack, are eliminated by having regular cleanings of your UVAC system. A good cleaning may even avoid a critical situation that could endanger your life--if it indeed is carbon monoxide poisoning.
Applying Ultra-Violet(UV) Technology
In certain areas where the air is drier and mold growth is not severe, the use of a UV light system in your UVAC system effectively lessens the count of mold spores in the air flow of air indoors. Once implemented, the indoor air quality becomes more pure and free of airborne bacteria that enable the flu and other respiratory diseases.
Using High-Efficiency Filters
Whenever an apartment or a home's filter fails to be changed regularly, remaining dirty or clogged, the air that travels through it becomes a great conduit for allergens. Consequently, it's recommended to change filters on a monthly basis as a minimum to ensure they remain clean and unobstructed from allergens.
Install An Air Purifier
The flu feels right at home as it travels from family member to family member. Installing an all-home purification system and taking all the above mentioned steps as well, virtually ensure that your Magnolia home will be flu-free this season.
To help protect your Magnolia, TX home from the onslaught of a flu outbreak, please call Affordable American Air Conditioning & Heating at 281-704-3696.