Bacteria-sized particles easily become airborne, causing the spread of germs. Your family is constantly exposed to germs in the air at work, school and daycare. You shouldn't have to fall victim to them at home, too. Unfortunately, bacteria, and the viruses they can cause, live in or on just about everything.
Not all bacteria are bad for you, but many cause painful conditions and illnesses such as:
- Ear infection
- Strep throat
- Tooth decay
Poor indoor air quality in your home can trap bacteria and encourage its growth.
The good news is you can do something you can do to reduce bacteria in the air.
Aprilaire offers solutions to help rid your home of bacteria, viruses and other contaminants. Use our solution finder or locate a dealer to find out which Aprilaire solutions are right for you and your home.
Control Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Bacteria in the Air
Go on the offensive with the help of Aprilaire whole-home indoor air quality solutions. While it's impossible to completely rid your home of bacteria, Aprilaire can help you greatly minimize the threats they present to your family.
Three ways to do this are to control humidity, control air purity and control air freshness.
- Control humidity
According to The American Society of Otolaryngology, dry air can make people more susceptible to infection. On the other hand, air that’s too moist encourages bacteria growth. Aprilaire can put you in total control of humidity with our whole-home humidifiers and whole-home dehumidifiers that function as part of your heating and cooling system.
- Control air purity
Particulate matter, including bacteria and viruses, is a leading cause of poor indoor air—found in 85% of homes.*
Only those air purifiers with the highest efficiency can consistently remove particles of the smallest size (0.3 – 1.0 microns), like bacteria and viruses.
The Aprilaire Model 5000 Air Purifier eliminates up to 98 percent of airborne bacteria-sized particles—something no other air purifier in the industry can do.
*Air Advice State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007
- Control air freshness/ventilation
While today's tightly sealed homes are great for conserving energy, they can also trap air that contains bacteria. Aprilaire whole-home ventilation systems pull fresh air into your home from the outside, while pushing stale, bacteria-filled air out.
Use our solution finder or locate a dealer below to find out which Aprilaire solutions are right for you and your home.