If you are looking for ways to keep from getting the flu, take a look at your Midlothian, VA HVAC system. Much is gained by having a properly installed, well-maintained system with components that are capable of knocking down, capturing or killing germs. Such a system prevents flu germs from continuing to circulate in indoor air.

Weapons Against Flu Provided by Your HVAC System

Filters, ultraviolet lights and electrostatic precipitators can help in the fight against flu viruses.

Change Those Filters

Changing your filters on a regular basis can prevent dust, dirt, pet dander, pollen and bacteria from circulating through your home. Check your filters on a monthly basis and put in a fresh filter at the first sign of dirt accumulation.

Ultraviolet Lights That Kill Germs

Ultraviolet lights emit rays not seen by the human eye. One type of UV light, known as “UVC,” destroys the DNA of flu viruses. Lamps that emit UVC rays can be installed inside ductwork, close to an air conditioner’s evaporator coil or near filters.

Electrostatic Precipitators

An electrostatic precipitator moves air past an ionizer that gives particles an electric charge. The newly charged particles then are pulled out of the air by collecting plates that carry an opposite charge. If the plates are regularly cleaned and particles properly disposed of, a precipitator can be very effective.

Mechanicsville, VA HVAC Specialists Ready to Help You Avoid the Flu

If you are located in or near Mechanicsville, VA, check out AirMaxx Mechanical. We can help you free your indoor air from unhealthy contaminants so that illnesses are reduced and everyone feels comfortable. To learn more, give us a call.