5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air During Flu Season

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With flu season still going strong in Ohio, you do not want bacteria and viruses to run rampant in your home. 

You want to be sure the air you breathe is safe, healthy, and clean. 

Gene’s Heating & AC can help you safeguard indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Brunswick home with an approach that reins in viruses like COVID-19, bacteria, mold, and allergens. Our experts know what it takes to improve indoor air and how to keep it that way.

You can count on us for superior customer service and quality work. With highly trained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technicians, licensed plumbers, and electricians on our team, we take a whole-house approach to home comfort. Whether you need HVAC installation, a total re-wire, or merely a new kitchen faucet, we offer affordable solutions. 

How to Beat the Flu Season in Ohio

Improving your Brunswick home’s indoor air quality is one of the best ways to enhance your comfort—and reduce the risk of getting sick. Here are five tips to follow:

  1. Maintain your HVAC unit: A clean and well-maintained heating and cooling system can help control humidity and prevent dust from circulating into your living space.

    Gene’s Protection Plan offers a reminder service for scheduling our twice-annual 21-point inspection. You will not find a more comprehensive maintenance plan anywhere:

    We cover HVAC, plumbing, and electrical and offer four benefit tiers. Our top two tiers include a discount on air duct cleaning.
  1. Change your HVAC air filter: Your filter will not effectively trap allergens such as dust mites and pollen with excessive dust and debris in the way. A clogged filter also restricts airflow, which can cause your HVAC system to work harder to achieve and maintain your desired temperature. 
  1. Clean and seal your air ducts: Ductwork delivers conditioned air from your HVAC unit to your living areas. If it fills with dust and dirt, there is a good chance some of the debris will ride the airflow into your breathing space.

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recommends cleaning your air ducts if they contain mold, insects, and other pests or extensive dust that blows into your home.

    Our experienced technicians clean and seal ductwork. Sealing holes and cracks bolsters HVAC system efficiency by preventing air from escaping into unconditioned spaces. It also stops dirt from entering your air ducts and settling there or flowing into your living space.    
  1. Consider a whole-house filtering system or air purifier: Carrier’s filtering systems work with your HVAC system, using dense filters to capture tiny particles and technology that zaps germs, viruses, and particles in an electrical field.

    Carrier also offers portable air purifiers with advanced filtration levels. You can also consider installing an ultraviolet (UV) lamp that kills mold and pathogen growth in and around your air handler’s coil and drain pan. 
  1. Clean your house: Regular vacuuming, mopping, and dusting can decrease dust mites, pet dander, and other allergens. Leave shoes at the door and wear clean slippers in your home. Use exhaust fans when cooking.

    Brush your pets outdoors or take them to a professional groomer. Ban smoking in your home. 

Improve Your Ohio Home’s Air Quality Today

Let us at Gene’s Heating & AC recommend the best indoor air product for your Brunswick, OH, home. We can help you keep bacteria and viruses out of your breathing space with UV light, high-efficiency filters, air purifiers, and essential HVAC maintenance. Call us today at 330-238-8441 or request service online.

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