During cold and flu season, higher indoor air quality can protect you and your family. Along with reducing airborne illness, strengthening your IAQ can offer lots of other benefits like better airflow and a more complete sense of comfort. Pratt Brothers and our air quality specialists will be more than happy to help you learn what you need to about the specific strategies indoor air quality services have to prevent common airborne illnesses like the cold or flu. With the right combination of services and equipment, you can address your specific IAQ concerns for years to come. 

Don't let cold and flu season compromise your health. Try this handful of tips for ensuring your indoor air is ready for chilly weather. To schedule an appointment, call Pratt Brothers at 920-347-8495 today.  

Five tips for Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality During Cold and Flu Season 

1. Consider a UV Germicidal Lamp 

Ultraviolet germicidal lamps focus on microorganisms that help spread illnesses like the flu. Bacteria and similar organic particles are deactivated in strong ultraviolet light, preventing them from lowering your air quality. 

2. Adjust Indoor Humidity with a Humidifier/Dehumidifier  

Too much or too little humidity can create problems with your air quality. For example, dry air can aggravate your skin or sinuses, while humid air may encourage mold and mildew. A humidifier or dehumidifier maintains your home’s moisture levels in perfect balance for a more complete sense of comfort. 

3. Wash or Replace Your Air Filters Regularly 

Your HVAC system’s air filter is a crucial component for both air quality and general comfort. If you neglect to clean or replace it, you might notice a decline in performance. Aging air filters can become clogged, allowing more airborne particles to circulate. Specially designed models like HEPA filters can be great options for households with allergies or other respiratory worries. 

4. Monitor Your IAQ Using a Smart Thermostat  

Today's HVAC accessories can help you with  more effectively monitoring your home’s air quality. Smart thermostats are a great example, and they come packed with helpful features for further optimizing your HVAC system. This includes monitoring your air quality.  

5. Book an Air Quality Test with Pratt Brothers

Sometimes, poor air quality might be harder to identify. Experienced technicians have the required tools and knowledge to perform thorough air quality testing. With local experts like Pratt Brothers on your side, you can detect pollutants, circulation issues and other consequences of poor indoor air quality. 

Request Your Indoor Air Quality Appointment this Cold and Flu Season  

Having trouble with the cold or flu doesn’t have to be a regular problem. Think about making an appointment with the friendly HVAC experts at Pratt Brothers. Our team of indoor air quality specialists and their experience with the right products is the ideal combination for boosting your air quality this winter. Call 920-347-8495 to begin!