Fight the Flu and Allergies with Your A/C Unit
Indoor Air Quality Tips
We all know that winter is called the flu season because we are more prone to catch a cold or flu during this time of year. With February being the peak of germs and bacteria, the last thing you want to have is an illness in your house. That is why you should keep your air conditioning tidy and the quality of indoor air optimal to avoid viruses and other contaminants building up inside the device, and spreading throughout your house or office. To avoid catching a cold, our HVAC specialists have put together a list of things you can do.
Comfy but Save Temperature
Keep the temperature at comfortable levels, between 70°F and 75°F inside a building. Avoid putting your A/C on high because this will cause the air to dry out. Low humidity levels will lead the building occupants to get irritated dry eyes and have less mucus barrier in their nose, which will make them more vulnerable to infections.
The main goal is to avoid cold and dry conditions.
Keep the Air Filters Clean
Flu or cold problems are not also a consequence of cold dry air inside a building. Dirty air filters also cause respiratory problems like allergies and asthma. Regularly clean or replace air filters keeps your home or office healthy.
Ventilate the Rooms
Air conditioners are not designed to bring fresh air indoors. That is why thoroughly ventilating rooms in the evening or early morning is vital to help you get rid of existing air pollutants that are causing respiratory problems.
Fighting the flu and other respiratory complications has a lot to do with indoor air quality. Follow the above tips to stay cool and healthy this season. The experts at Quinnair can help you keep your air conditioning system clean and sterilized. Should you need to replace or get a new A/C in Colorado, call us at (720) 836-1907 to schedule an appointment.