Prevent the Cold and Flu This Winter with Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Prevent the Cold and Flu This Winter with Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Americans are spending more time indoors because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and it’s making people think more about the Indoor Air Quality in their homes. Coupled with following Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines – which includes washing hands and social distancing – improving the indoor air quality in your home can also play a role in preventing the spread of the COVID-19 virus, as well as other cold and flu germs.

Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help! Thiele Heating & Air Conditioning serves all of Central Indiana and has a team of trained technicians prepared to get your job done to your satisfaction. Contact us today for more information or to schedule a service call with one of our technicians.

Keeping Healthy This Winter with Improved Indoor Air Quality Solutions

When someone in your house sneezes, those germs and particles get sucked into your vents. The air in your vents goes into your ducts and into your furnace. Changing your furnace filter every 90 days is an easy way to stop the spread of allergens in your house and extends the life of your furnace. 

Thiele offers a couple of indoor air quality improvement solutions that can provide cleaner air in your home so you don’t have to worry about what germs, viruses, and bacteria are hiding in your vents. 

Whole House Air Purifier

Whole home air purifiers and air cleaners aren’t just tiny machines. These little portable purifiers are great for especially dusty rooms, but they won’t be able to clean the air in your entire house. A whole house air cleaner attaches to your HVAC system and uses its strong filters to remove debris from the air. This means there will be no more stuffy rooms, and you’ll notice the health benefits right away.

Thiele is proud to sell the iWave air purifying device. When air pases over the unit, ions produced by the iWAve reduce allergens, pathogens, particles, and odors in the air. The ions are able to break down pollutants and gases into harmless compounds. The iWave creates no harmful byproducts, and the system is virtually maintenance free.

Whole home air cleaners are ideal for those with intense allergies caused by dust, mold, pollen, and other airborne particles. Those with asthma notice less flare ups with an air purifier installed. Along with following recommendations from the CDC, an air purifier can help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in your home with their powerful air filters.

Make sure to occasionally open doors and windows to allow fresh air into your home.

Humidifier 

Keeping your home hydrated with a humidifier is a great way to improve IAQ as well as prevent colds during the winter, which is cold and flu season. Humidifiers add moisture to the air. Cold, dry air from the outside can cause low humidity levels, which can lead to cracked and dry skin, as well as irritate your airways. This can cause coughing and allergy and asthma problems. 

Running a humidifier in your home will add moisture to dry air and improve indoor humidity levels. The moist air will help keep your skin, mouth, and nose lubricated. A comfortable level of humidity should be between 30% and 50%. We recommend that every home in Central Indiana have a humidifier as part of its HVAC system.

Ductless Zoning

The problem with traditional HVAC systems is that every room in the house shares the same air that travels through ducts. You can eliminate the need for air ducts in your home by installing a ductless zoned heating and air conditioning system. Instead of having a furnace and an air conditioner, you have one air pump outside, and it supplies heated and cooled air to various rooms in your house. The air is distributed with a mini split in different rooms. This means that these rooms can be controlled with their own individual thermometers. Everyone can be comfortable without disturbing others in the house.

Because ductless zoned heating and cooling means the air circulates more in a smaller area, it improves the IAQ of your home. This is a great option if someone in your home needs to be quarantined in a room. You don’t have to worry about their germs cycling through the other ducts of your home.

Call Thiele to Improve the Indoor Air Quality In Your Home

With so many ways to improve the indoor air quality in your home and prevent colds and other viruses this winter, it’s hard to decide which solution is best for you. Call Thiele to schedule an estimate to find out which solution is best for your family to help prevent the cold and flu viruses.