If you’ve ever had the flu, you know that the aches, fatigue and respiratory symptoms are worse than any cold. There’s no cure for the flu; you just have to rest, get lots of fluids and wait for the virus to take its course. Though it’s impossible to completely prevent getting the flu, there are ways to avoid it and keep it from spreading. Create a home environment that makes it hard for the flu to spread with a whole-house humidification.
The dry air of indoor heat creates a perfect environment for the flu. When someone with the flu sneezes or coughs, droplets containing the virus are spread, and in dry conditions, these droplets evaporate into the air and travel. A home humidification system controls humidity levels, keeping them high enough to prevent the spread of germs and low enough to prevent the spread of mold.
Besides creating a hostile environment for the flu, a whole-house humidification has other benefits. You won’t have that dried-out feeling on your skin and in your nasal passages that goes along with warm, dry heat. Keeping your nasal passages moist is, in fact, another way to prevent the flu. And if you do get sick with the flu or other respiratory problems, a humidifier can keep you a bit more comfortable to be able to rest and fight the virus.
For more information on whole-house humidification or other HVAC related issues, contact the pros at Smoky Mountain Heating and Air. We serve homeowners throughout the Asheville area.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Asheville, North Carolina and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).
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