Fight the Flu by Improving Indoor Air

filter, media filter, air qualityChicago was hit harder than most cities, but this flu season, the virus swept through the United States with surprising speed. Odds are you know at least one person who was taken ill by the flu this year, and if you were one of the lucky ones who were able to avoid it so far, taking additional prevention steps could help ensure your good health continues throughout the remainder of this long season.

Is the Flu Circulating through Your Home?

Getting the flu vaccine is an important step in flu prevention, but there are changes you can make around the home to help keep your family healthy. The indoor air quality is a major concern. A person coughs or sneezes and suddenly you have the flu virus circulating throughout the air in the home.

Upgrade Your Filter, Upgrade Your Air Quality

Upgrade your indoor air quality by upgrading the furnace filter. If you are using standard fiberglass filters, you are missing out on the health benefits that can be attained by installing a filter with a higher MERV rating. These high efficiency filters can capture smaller particles than the standard filter, and will therefore keep the air in your home cleaner this flu season.

Choose the Filter that Fits Your Family

Not sure which filter to choose for your furnace and your air quality needs? Contact your favorite HVAC contractor. They will ask a few questions about the conditions in the home and recommend a filter that will fit best.  Every family has different needs, so find the filter your home needs to prevent the flu today!

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