Despite the pandemic raging all around, cold and flu season is still very much a concern.
Atlanta, GA – USA | January 12, 2021 — Despite the pandemic raging all around, cold and flu season is still very much a concern. It may seem impossible to avoid getting sick, and in many ways whether or not one gets sick is a matter of chance.
However, there are things one can do to keep healthy and lower the likelihood of having to deal with common seasonal respiratory illnesses.
Tip #1 – Clean or Replace The HVAC System’s Air Filter
“This is probably the number one thing that people can do in order to not only maintain indoor air quality, but to make sure their HVAC system works efficiently,” says Frank Mutz, CEO and President of Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning.
Why should people change their air filters regularly?
“A clogged air filter affects indoor air quality in two ways. First, the air is not adequately cleaned of dust, dander, and other allergens and pollutants. Exposure to these particles can affect health. Second, a clogged air filter prevents adequate air flow throughout the house. This prevents the HVAC system from doing its job properly.”
How often should people change their air filter?
“It depends on several different factors, but generally one should follow the instructions that the HVAC system’s manufacturer has provided. Different filters need to be changed at different intervals. Some filters are disposable, and some are not. One thing is clear, though: if one can’t remember the last time the filter was changed or cleaned, change it as soon as possible!”
Tip #2 – Control Indoor Humidity
“Fall is when the weather starts to get a little chilly and the air starts to get very dry. For this reason, humidity becomes a problem, but not like it was in the summer. In the summer, it was too humid, but in the fall and winter, it’s too dry! Cold and flu viruses love cool, dry air. If the air in the home is too dry, the indoor air quality gets worse.”
What should be done to make sure humidity levels are controlled properly?
“First, check the home’s humidity levels. One should see between 30-50% humidity indoors, regardless of the weather. Second, make sure the humidifier is working properly. If one doesn’t have a humidifier, it is highly recommended to invest in one. Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning installs humidity control systems as part of our services.”
Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Atlanta residents for over 120 years, providing top-notch HVAC repair in the Atlanta metro area. Moncrief Heating & Air Conditioning has offices in both Atlanta and Roswell. Visit https://moncriefair.com to learn more!
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