Can You Prevent a Cold or the Flu?

This is the perfect time of the year to get a cold or the flu. Even though there are no scientific breakthroughs that can prevent these from occurring, there are a few things that can minimize your risk of getting a cold or flu. There are three products that can greatly minimize the chances of succumbing to these “bugs.”

UV Light

UV (Ultra Violet) light has been used for years in various capacities to kill bacteria. Many municipalities use UV for treating drinking water. In your home, germs are distributed throughout the house via the duct system. UV light, a natural component of sunlight, destroys many bacterium, viruses, odors, and allergens. The UV light destroys microorganisms by altering the cells’ DNA. rendering them unstable to perform vital cellular functions. A UV system installed in your ductwork will reduce airborne pathogens, kill microorganisms, reduce surface mold.

Humidifiers

Humidifiers are another valuable component in maintaining a healthier home. Recent scientific literature suggests that low humidity has fewer flu viruses in the air. Also on surfaces like sinks, faucets, door handles, and countertops.

Air Cleaners

Air cleaners are another product that every home should have to maximize your health. During the heating season, all homes are sealed up, which results in the stagnant recycled air (with airborne allergens and bacteria) to be circulated. A top quality air cleaner can remove the smallest microbes in the air, thereby giving you a healthier quality of air in your home.

If you would like to improve your indoor air quality, please call us for a free evaluation! You can reach the office to make an appointment or call me directly at 815-404-4636. You can also email me at adam@officialhvac.com. We can bring air filtration systems to Crystal Lake, air cleaners to McHenry, and home comfort to Elgin.

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Don’t forget, we are also offering a FREE energy audit for your home! Act now on this offer because it’s only for the month of February!