If it’s “Back to School” time in your family, you’ve probably got a lot of things on your to-do list. Purchasing school supplies, scheduling doctor appointments, and planning a family schedule are just some of the many things that need to be considered.
Part of your preparation might be making sure your kids have hand sanitizer, wipes, and Kleenex in their backpacks. That’s because back to school means your child or children will pick up a lot of germs while they’re out and bring them back to your household.
You might think that catching the common cold, stomach flu, influenza, or even COVID-19 is inevitable for the next 9 months. However, adding “improve indoor air quality” to your back-to-school list will help combat the spread of germs. And that can be accomplished with a simple phone call to our team. Let’s go over how to decrease the spread of germs in your home.
There are some basic precautions you can take during the school year to decrease the amount and spread of germs in your home. These include:
- Clean and sanitize the surfaces in your home regularly
- Clean your children’s school supplies and sanitize electronics
- Keep up on the laundry
- Remove shoes at the front door
- Encourage proper hygiene
- Keep sick children home from school
How Germs Proliferate In Your Home
Despite the precautions listed above, it’s inevitable that some germs make it into your home. Your house is designed to be airtight in order to be energy efficient. Germs have an opportunity to proliferate in tightly sealed environments where the air quality is already low to begin with.
Combine this with decreased fall temperatures and the increase in usage of your heating system, and you’ve got an environment that allows germs to proliferate.
With the installation of a whole house air purification system, you can not only decrease the likelihood of colds and flu, but you’ll greatly improve your home’s overall air quality. Here are some options.
1. Air Cleaners
Electronic air cleaners, including systems such as electronic air purifiers, take an active role in trapping airborne pollutants such as dirt and dust. This can help to alleviate aggravated allergy and asthma symptoms.
2. Air Purifiers
If we don’t have an air cleaner that suits your needs, then we’ll find the right air purifier for the job. Certain pollutants may be too small for certain air cleaners, while others may be gaseous. Whatever the case in your home, our air purification experts are here to ensure that you are able to breathe the clean, pure air that you deserve.
3. UV Germicidal Lights
It’s better to destroy certain biological pollutants such as germs, viruses, and bacteria than to just filter them. Even when they’re successfully filtered out of the air, they may continue to reproduce. UV germicidal lights are an effective way to kill or neutralize up to 99% of these pollutants in your home.
If you’re unsure if a whole house air purification system is right for your home, give us a call. We’d be happy to go over your options with you.
Call the friendly staff at Boehmer Heating & Cooling for exceptional customer service in Pittsburgh, PA! Schedule your indoor air quality services with our team today.