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How To Protect Your Family During Cold & Flu Season

It’s that time of year again; no matter how many times you tell your kids to wash their hands or how many disinfecting wipes you purchase, once an illness starts going around your child's school you feel that sense of impending doom. But wait...something feels different this year. There is a sense of hope on the horizon.

Is it that spring might come early this year? Or maybe that kids will all-of-a-sudden not have the urge to touch everything in sight? Wait, It's Aire Serv!

This year IS going to be different with Aire Serv of Kalamazoo on your side. It is our mission to help you keep your home safe from illness with better, cleaner air which is vital to your health and well-being. Keep reading to see our list of action items we recommend to protect you and your family from this year's contagions.

Install An Air Purifier

Air purifiers are recommended by health officials, doctors, and our staff here at Aire Serv of Kalamazoo. Air purifiers target and cleanse the bacteria, dust, and pathogens floating in the air, helping you breathe better and safer. Though air purifiers come in many different forms, we strongly encourage installing a whole-house, duct scrubbing device that uses a combination of Hydrogen Peroxide and UV light to target multiple pathogens and dust in the air. Both of these items are what nature uses to "clean" the air”.Give yourself a sense of comfort this year by installing an air purifier in your home.

Click here to learn more about Aire Serv air purifiers and what they can do for your home.

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Change Your Air Filters

Changing your air filter is a low-effort task that packs a high reward. When you’re turning up the heat this season, your heater is pulling in air through your air filter and then releasing it back into your home. If your air filter is dirty or clogged, not only are you getting dirty air recycled back into your home but you are also forcing your furnace to work harder, which causes your heating bill to rise and you to pay more! We recommend changing your air filter every 3-6 months with larger filters, and once a month with 1-inch filters.

Click here to learn more information about air filters and when to change them.

Clean Your Air Ducts

Much like your air filters, your air ducts push air through to your HVAC system. Over time they also collect debris, bacteria, and even dangerous contaminants like mold. If your air ducts are clogged, you’ll see an increase in your heating bill as your unit is working harder to keep you and your family comfortable during the winter months. If you are seeing a rise in your heating bill or you and your family are consistently coming down with respiratory illnesses, we highly recommend a duct cleaning.

Click here to learn more about our duct cleaning services.

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Add Humidifiers To Your Home

During the flu season it is important to make sure you have all the safety nets in place, like air purifiers and air filters, so that the air you do capture can be cleaned…but what about the air you don’t capture through your system? Viruses and bacteria can thrive in your home’s dry air during these winter months. This is why it is important to have a humidifier in your home!

Humidifiers bring back moisture to the air, forcing out those viruses trying to thrive in your dry environment. Humidifiers also help with dry throats and nasal passageways, headaches, and dry itchy skin.

Aire Serv has options for whole-househumidifiers too. Contained within your home’s HVAC system, whole-house humidifiers don’t take up valuable real estate in living spaces or require daily maintenance like re-filling and cleaning. This is a great option for people who live in Michigan since we typically have very dry winters, or people who suffer from health problems, or people who are looking to increase the long-term value of their home.

Click here to learn more about how humidifiers can increase the quality of your home during the winter months.

How is the air quality in your home? Find out with Aire Serv of Kalamazoo’s Air Quality Evaluation!We use an air quality monitor to test the air in your home and give you an actionable plan to improve the air you and your family breathe.

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Stay Healthy This Flu & Cold Season

Remember, the air we breathe has a direct impact on our health. The last thing you want is your home to be ground zero for a new sickness to spread. Make the upgrades to your home to prevent illnesses and keep your loved ones safe from the flu and cold viruses.

Aire Serv of Kalamazoo is on standby, ready to help protect your family from the cold and flu season with products to keep your home safe! Give us a call today at (269) 248-5325">(269) 248-5325 and breathe easy with Aire Serv.

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