Flu Season May be Bad This Year. Are You Prepared?

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October first marks the beginning of flu season, and experts are already predicting it will be a bad one. It’s especially important to get a flu shot now (especially for children and the elderly), but it’s also important to start considering changes to your home’s HVAC system to help combat the viruses that are so prominent this time of year.

Three Ways Your HVAC Can Combat Flu

Here are changes you can make now to your HVAC system to keep your family healthy.

Change Your Air Filter

To keep germs from circulating in your home, replace your dirty, clogged HVAC air filter with a new one that can capture dust, dander, and tiny germs in your home’s air. Look for a HEPA filter that can trap up to 99.97 percent of the particles to prevent the spread of germs and disease. We offer the most advanced air cleaning system, MicroPower Guard® to remove the smallest particles from the air. 

Have UV Lights Installed 

Ultraviolet lights render germs harmless by changing them at a cellular level. One Hour technicians will install OxyQuantum® UV lights in your home’s air ducts to prevent the buildup of viruses on your system’s cooling coils, drain pipes, and interior ductwork. 

Control Indoor Humidity

Dry air in late fall and winter causes particle from sneezing and coughing to linger, which helps spread viruses. Adding a whole house humidifier to your HVAC system keeps humidity levels at optimal levels for combating germs. Since a humidifier adds moisture to the home, it’s imperative for an experienced HVAC team to perform periodic maintenance checks.  Too much humidity can cause mildew and mold.

Call One Hour Heating and Air Conditioning in Bel Air to Keep Your Family Healthy This Season

Fall and winter are such fun seasons, you don’t want to be stuck inside taking care of a sick family or asking others to take care of you. Call us today before flu season peaks to take advantage of our indoor air quality services. With a few simple steps, we can help keep you and your family healthy for months!