Keep Airborne Viruses Under Control

What Diseases Are Spread Through The Air?

Santa Cruz, CA Flu Season TipsIt’s almost unbelievable how many airborne diseases are out there, but not all of them are mild and go away very quickly.

There are some very nasty diseases that can be spread through the air, and those who have problems with their HVAC unit may find this out the hard way.

In a room with good airflow, it’s possible for one person to be sick, and the illness they have will not spread to others.

Rooms that have poor air circulation are more likely to allow a person to spread their illness, so it’s best to do what’s necessary to keep these illnesses from spreading.

How To Minimize Airborne Illnesses At Home

It’s actually pretty easy to minimize airborne illnesses at home. There are few things that should be done to the HVAC unit in order to keep the home as germ-free as possible.

Viruses, bacteria, fungus and more can flow through the air, and a good HEPA filter in an HVAC unit can catch these things.

A good HEPA filter has over 99% effectiveness in catching airborne pathogens, and this means that it’s less likely for the illnesses or germs to be spread throughout the air.

If a filter for an HVAC unit is regularly replaced , then there is very little to worry about when it comes to airborne illnesses. Another thing to consider is the cleanliness of your Santa Cruz home HVAC unit. Replacing the filters is good, but the unit also has to be cleaned and maintained.

The ducts should be cleaned, the air conditioner or furnace should also be cleaned, and even the vents should be cleaned as well.

Cleaning away any dust or debris from these areas as well as maintaining the unit can help to keep many airborne illnesses from spreading or from even getting into the home in the first place.

Why Do I Need A HVAC Professional?

An HVAC professional is needed to clean and maintain the unit, no matter what time of year it is. If you have a furnace or air conditioner or both, these units may use the central air system to push out the warm or cool air, so it’s possible to spread airborne illnesses this way.

As long as a professional comes in and cleans the units and its parts, then keeping airborne illnesses away becomes even more plausible. A professional should come out at least once a year to do cleaning and any possible repairs to your Santa Cruz home HVAC unit.

Keep your Santa Cruz, CA home free from germs of the flu season. Call Bellows Plumbing, Heating & Air today at (831) 219-8644, to get tips on how to keep your home flu free.