During cold and flu season, maintaining high indoor air quality offers protection from common airborne illnesses. While lowering the chance of getting sick is nice, improving IAQ delivers even more benefits like better airflow and a more complete sense of comfort. Struven Heating & Cooling and our air quality specialists are happy to help you understand the specific strategies indoor air quality services have to prevent the spread of 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 even the most brutal winter weather. To schedule an appointment, call Struven Heating & Cooling at 219-292-0956 today.  

A Few Tips for Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality During Cold and Flu Season 

1. Try a UV Germicidal Lamp 

UV lamps target microorganisms that help spread illnesses like the flu. Bacteria and other organic particles are sterilized in strong ultraviolet light, keeping them from spreading impacting your air quality. 

2. Adjust Your Humidity with a Humidifier/Dehumidifier  

Too much or too little humidity can cause problems with your air quality. For example, dry air can aggravate your skin and sinuses, while moist air may foster the growth of mold and mildew. A humidifier or dehumidifier keeps your home’s humidity in optimum balance for a more complete sense of comfort. 

3. Wash or Replace Your Air Filters Regularly 

Your HVAC system’s air filter is a vital component for both air quality and total comfort. If you neglect to clean or replace it, you might notice a decline in performance. Older air filters can become obstructed, allowing more airborne particles to spread. Specially designed models like HEPA filters can be ideal for households with allergies or other respiratory problems. 

4. Keep an Eye on Your IAQ Using a Smart Thermostat  

Modern HVAC accessories can assist you in  more accurately monitoring your home’s air quality. Smart thermostats are an excellent example, and they come loaded with beneficial features for further optimizing your HVAC system. This includes keeping an eye on your air quality.  

5. Arrange for an Air Quality Test with Struven Heating & Cooling

At times, poor air quality might be more difficult to detect. Professional technicians have the right tools and knowledge to perform comprehensive air quality testing. With local experts like Struven Heating & Cooling on your side, you can discover pollutants, circulation issues and other consequences of poor indoor air quality. 

Make 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. Consider making an appointment with the friendly HVAC experts at Struven Heating & Cooling. Our team of indoor air quality specialists and their experience with high-efficiency products is the perfect combination for improving your air quality this winter. Call 219-292-0956 to get started!