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How Air Scrubbers & Purifiers Protect Your Home Against the Flu

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During the winter, the risk of catching a cold or the flu increases as 1 in 3 homes has someone suffering from asthma or allergies. Hence, washing your hands, getting a flu shot, eating healthy, and using hand sanitizers are among the top general health best practices, but there are other preventative measures. 

Installing an air scrubber or air purifier in your home can reduce the risk of airborne pathogens spreading. Air purifiers and scrubbers provide protection against germs, viruses, and airborne pathogens, which helps your family breathe cleaner and safer air. 

We’ll the advantages of having an air filtration system and the services SameDay Heating & Air, Plumbing, and Electrical offer. 

How Airborne Viruses and Pathogens Spread

The EPA determined that 50% of illnesses are from polluted indoor air. Consequently, when a person coughs or sneezes, tiny particles 5 to 10 µm (mucus and respiratory droplets) spread in the air and last minutes or hours. 

As other people breathe in this stagnant air, infections can distribute. For this reason, improving your ventilation with an air circulation machine can clean the contaminants and reduce the spread of disease. 

What Are Air Scrubbers & Purifiers?

As winter weather and cold and flu season set in, indoor air quality is 5 times more diluted than outdoor air. That means pathogens can freely float through and recirculate if your HVAC unit does not have an air purification system. 

Air scrubbers and purifiers both work to reduce airborne contaminants indoors.

Air Scrubbers

Like an air purifier, air scrubbers remove up to 99% of microorganisms in addition to staph, black mold, and MRSA. They work with your duct system to sanitize the air with special tubes and UVC lighting that create negative ions. 

Once negative ions are freely floating, they attach to positively charged contaminants to neutralize and weigh them down, making them no longer airborne. Consequently, after a few days of use, you might notice what looks like dust that you can vacuum or wipe, but that is a sign that your air scrubber is working!

Air Purifiers

Air purifiers use an effective particle removal process in a filter system. 

Pulling in air and neutralizing the harmful contaminants, an air purifier releases clean air into your home for better ventilation. Hence, they clean the air, dilute airborne pollutants, and reduce the spread of germs, viruses, and bacteria.

How Both Air Scrubbers & Purifiers Protect Your Home

Air scrubbers and purifiers proactively help aid against viruses and pathogens such as: 

  • Strep throat
  • Chickenpox 
  • Common colds
  • Norovirus
  • General flu
  • And more!

Air purifiers trap and kill germs, bacteria, and viruses and will reduce the allergens, dust, dander, pollen, and other pollutants in your air. 

Research has shown that influenza viruses spread through microscopic dust particles but decrease when using an air purifier, making it a good investment! 

Choose SameDay Heating and Air for Your Home’s Best Indoor Air Quality

Because you spend nearly 90% of your day indoors, help your family breathe safer, cleaner air. Your best defense against airborne pathogens, viruses, and germs is effective   indoor air quality (IAQ) solutions  and ventilation improvements.

Founded in 1957 and family-owned and -operated, SameDay offers reliable air purification installation services. With over 30,000 families served, and 24/7 SameDay service, our goal is to improve the quality of your life with the finest customer service and the best products in the industry. 

Our custom and flexible IAQ systems can fit your budget and space. Explore our flexible financing and special discounts. 

Learn more about our indoor air quality and air scrubbing services in the Greater Salt Lake City Area, call us at (801) 726-3329 or  contact us online .

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