How To Illness Proof Your Home.
According to the US Environmental Protection Agency : “6 out of every 10 homes and buildings are sick, they are hazardous to your health as a result of airborne pollutants.”
Follow basic protocol
- Wash your hands and face with soap and water thoroughly — and often. Wash up as soon as you come into the house.
- Do not touch your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Clean all hand held devices and commonly touched items.
- Cell phones
- Steering wheel
- Scrub down your common areas within the house
- Door knobs
- Light switches
Invest in an whole-house air scrubber
A residential whole-house HVAC air scrubber can clean and disinfect almost all the air in your home as it circulates through each room and returns to the HVAC unit for heating or cooling. They are designed to be installed inside your existing ductwork, positioned immediately after the air handler.
The system is effective in killing bio-organisms such as viruses, mold spores, fungi, smoke, gases and other impurities in the air.
A residential HVAC air scrubber is a low maintenance air decontamination device installed in your existing air conditioning system, and could be a great benefit to helping you breathe a bit easier in your own home.
Keep your clean house sealed from outside germs and allergens
When the air ducts are not sealed, germs, pet dander, dust, pollen, and other allergens get stuck in the ducts. These germs and allergens accumulate over time and when the air ducts are used, these are blown around and distributed throughout the house. Breathing this polluted air may compromise your immune system which can lead to further illness.
By sealing your ducts and maintaining a clean home, you will be able to keep these germs and allergens out of the home and sleep well knowing that your home isn’t pulling in dirty air from the outside.