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How Your Indoor Air Quality Equipment Can Prevent the Cold and Flu

How Your Indoor Air Quality Equipment Can Prevent the Cold and Flu

Winter means cold weather and blustery winds. With more of your family members spending more time inside, your home’s indoor air quality can suffer. With diseases like COVID-19, the flu, and other airborne colds, it’s important to make improvements to your indoor air quality to keep you and your family members safe and healthy.

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.

Keep Healthy This Winter with Improved Indoor Air Quality Solutions

When someone in your house is sick, the bacteria, viruses, and germs spread every time they sneeze. Their germs are collected in the air ducts through the vents and then propelled into other rooms. Below, Thiele discusses some ways to improve your home’s air quality through the use of indoor air quality equipment.

Whole House Air Purifier

Air purifiers can be tiny and portable; however, you can also have one installed and attached to your HVAC to help improve your entire home’s indoor air quality. A whole house air cleaner uses its strong air 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. When someone in your house is sick, it doesn’t spread like wildfire anymore.

Thiele is proud to offer the iWave air purifying device for our customers. When air passes 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.

Many homeowners who have whole home air cleaners report improvements with their intense allergies caused by dust, mold, pollen, and other airborne particles. Asthmatics notice fewer flare-ups with an air purifier installed. An air purifier and other CDC recommendations can even help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and the flu in your home. 


During the winter, the cold weather creates a very dry atmosphere in your home. Chapped lips, dry skin, and irritated sinuses are just some of the signs of low humidity in your home. 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 heating and cooling system.

With fewer allergy issues, your family will be sneezing and coughing less, therefore spreading fewer germs.

Ductless Zoning

If your HVAC system is old, it could be time for a replacement. Instead of a traditional furnace and air conditioner, why not consider a ductless mini split 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. Rooms in a zone can be controlled with their own individual thermometers. Everyone can be comfortable without disturbing others in the house.

Call Thiele To Improve the Indoor Air Quality in Your Home

Before the kids come home with the first cold of the season, take this opportunity to improve your home’s indoor air quality and prevent the flu and other germs from spreading this cold and flu season. Contact Thiele to learn which indoor air quality solutions are right for you and how ideal ventilation makes poor indoor air quality a thing of the past.