With winter weather comes winter colds, and our dry conditions here in Mesa, AZ only make matters worse. When humidity levels drop, our sinuses dry out, leading to increased vulnerability to sickness and germs. This can be compounded by the increased socialization during the holidays—with things like Christmas parties and friends and family coming in from out of town—which can spread colds and flu bugs like a wildfire throughout your household.
But you can do something to help protect your home from sickness this winter. There are indoor air quality products that can help reduce or even eliminate germs and other undesirables from your home. When the products are properly installed and operating in your home, they can do wonders for you. Here are a few examples of how they work and what the specific benefits can be.
Dry air naturally leads to increased illness. When relative humidity levels drop below 30% or so, our sinuses and mucus membranes begin to dry out, which reduces our body’s ability to fend off cold bugs. Our desert air is rarely moist to begin with and that gets even worse with the cold temperatures of winter. A whole-home humidifier installed in your HVAC system can elevate humidity levels and help your body better combat winter colds.
UV Air Purifiers
If you prefer a more direct approach, consider a UV air purifier, which stretches ultraviolet light across the apex of your heating and cooling ducts. As your system runs, air passes through the light, which is harmless to humans (and pets), but kills germs on contact. The more you run your system, the more thoroughly your air is cleansed of these unwelcome creepy-crawlies, and your household will be left happier and healthier as a result.
John’s Refrigeration can install and repair indoor air quality devices, so call us today!