Month: September 2023

Colds, Flu and Indoor Air Quality

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Fall welcomes the start of a new school year, the holiday season and cooler weather. But it’s also the beginning of cold and flu season – which means it is the perfect time to talk about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).

Indoor air quality should be talked about all year long because the average person spends more time inside than outside. But it is an especially important topic during cold and flu season since the flu is an airborne virus and can spread rapidly indoors. If you take steps to improve your home’s IAQ now, you can actually fight the flu virus, reduce germs, and lessen your chances of getting sick.

Did you know that your indoor air quality is usually worse than the outdoor air quality? The World Health Organization predicts that your home’s air quality can be up to 8 times worse than the air quality outside your home. There are actually more pollutants and allergens inside your home than outside of it. Dust, dirt, cleaning products, pet debris, smoke, and more cause the air quality in your home to decrease.

IAQ is important to you and your family’s overall health. If you or a family member is exposed to poor indoor air quality regularly, you could experience other health issues overtime. Those issues could include headaches, allergy symptoms, or respiratory problems. Cold and flu season just adds another health risk into the mix this time of the year. If you improve the indoor air quality in your home, you will have cleaner air, meaning you will actually minimize viruses within your home.

The elderly, young children, and people who have preexisting health conditions are impacted greater by poor indoor air quality than others. They may already have immune compromised systems and adding poor indoor air quality to the mix increases the impact on their immune systems. Making some small changes to your home’s IAQ can make a big impact on the health of you and your family members.

Advance Mechanical offers a variety of products, solutions, and new technologies to reduce particles, cold and flu germs, and many toxins that may be in the air. We offer several IAQ options, and right now we are offering a $100 discount on our Healthy Home Package which includes:

  • Air Cleaner That Magnetically Attracts Particles
  • UV Light Disinfects Your Air Without Chemicals
  • Deodorizes Air Naturally with Hydrogen Peroxide
  • May Relieve/Reduce Allergy Symptoms and Asthma Attacks
  • Less Cold and Flu Episodes
  • Controls Odors
  • Removes/Reduces Particles and Allergens
  • Removes/Reduces Germs and Infectious Agents
  • Removes/Reduces Chemical Gases and Odors

There are many ways you can increase the indoor air quality in your home or business, but one of the simplest ways to increase your indoor air quality is changing your filters monthly. With the service FilterFetch, you can get quality, professional grade filters sent to your home every month with an email reminder of when to change them out.

If you are interested in learning more about our IAQ products and packages, or the FilterFetch program, please contact us at 252-355-9191. One of our trained professionals will be happy to answer all of your questions. We’re here to help you find the right indoor air quality solution for your family’s needs and put you on the path to cleaner indoor air ahead of the fall and winter seasons.