As winter settles in for a long stay, we instantly worry about how to prevent catching the flu. With work every day and people running in and out of the house, it is nearly impossible to survive the season without catching a cold.
To set up a barrier of defense against catching viruses, use your central air system. Just a few adjustments can make your home a warmer and more comfortable place so that you stand a fighting chance.
Filter Your Air of Germs
Most homeowners know that the air filter does a decent job of keeping particles out of the air. Few know that air filters are more than capable of separating vapors, gasses and bacteria as well.
If your central air system has gone without maintenance or a replacement within the start of the year, chances are, it is well overused. A dirty filter not only forces the central air to work harder and use more energy, but it also allows dirt to build up in the house, lowering indoor air quality.
To have safe and clean air to breathe, replace the air filter for peace of mind.
Maximize Home Comfort
One of the characteristics of having the flu is feeling hot and cold intermittently. Unfortunately, while everyone else in the home is just fine, the ill person feels freezing.
Unless your home is zoned, it is impossible to cater multiple needs with just one central air system. To help fix this problem, try creating a special environment for the person sick.
Each room has its own register that comes with a small switch. This switch helps move the fins of the register to open and close. Depending on where the thermostat is set and what temperature you would like the room, adjust these fins accordingly. By utilizing these registers, you have a bit more control over the intensity of heating and cooling for each room.
Humidify Indoor Air for Relief
With the onset of a virus, the usual level of humidity in the home can seem too low. Couple that with wheezing, coughing and congestion and it feels as though a sandstorm passed through the home.
HVAC contractors recommend using humidifiers. By injecting moisture back into the air, it soothes those dry nasal passageways, making it easier to breathe and sleep. Humidifiers also prevent germs from spreading, which may reduce the recovery period.
Service Champions for Help This Winter
The air in the home makes an impact on health. That is why Service Champions is available for all homes of Northern California that want exceptional HVAC service.
Service Champions wants every home to be warm for the winter. Whether you need a routine heating repair or super filters for pristine indoor air, we are prepared to deliver smart solutions for home heating and air-conditioning.
Service Champions technicians are proud to deliver remarkable customer care with reliable HVAC service. To meet your Service Champions expert contact our call center at your convenience.