The winter season is often thought of as the holiday season. In addition to holiday gatherings and shopping, winter is also generally known as flu season. Along with ensuring that your home remains warm when temperatures drop, your HVAC system may also be key to protecting you from colds, flu, and respiratory irritation. Our professional team at Clockwork Heating & Air Conditioning in Athens, GA, offers the following reasons to make a humidifier your ally in maintaining healthy indoor air quality during flu season.
Studies suggest that illness-inducing bacteria and viruses are less mobile in humid air. The ideal humidity level to make it more difficult for germs to move through the air in your home is between 41percent and 50 percent.
A humidifier can help you maintain an optimal level of moisture indoors while also helping you breathe easier. If you do happen to come down with a cold or flu, moist air will be much more soothing to your airways and nasal passages.
Rest is imperative to avoiding colds and flu. Your body heals and repairs damaged cells and restores itself when you sleep. A humidifier will replenish the moisture that your HVAC system is likely to remove from the air in your home as it keeps you warm. When the air is at a more comfortable humidity level, you are more likely to experience quality sleep.
We have been serving households in Athens, GA, and surrounding areas for more than 30 years. In addition to making recommendations and installing humidifiers, we are also available to provide all HVAC services relating to:
Allow us to help you transform your home into a refuge from the cold and flu germs in the outside world. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment with our knowledgeable heating and cooling specialists.