Airborne viruses are tiny organisms that can quickly invade your body and cause minor to severe illness and disease. You won't even know you've been attacked until you feel the symptoms they cause, such as:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Muscle aches
- Chills and sweats
- Fatigue and weakness
- Nasal congestion
Airborne viruses infect every form of life—from your body to bacteria. They are found in or on just about everything, including your indoor air. Poor air quality in your home will increase your family's chances of getting sick. Improve your indoor air quality to prevent viruses, such as:
- Common cold
- Gastroenteritis (stomach flu)
- Chicken pox
How do you combat such a tiny invader?
Aprilaire offers solutions to rid your home of airborne viruses and other contaminants. Use our solution finder or locate a professional to find out which Aprilaire solutions are right for you and your home.
Control Indoor Air Quality and Reduce Airborne Viruses
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 viruses, Aprilaire can help you greatly minimize the threats they present to your family.
Three ways to prevent viruses 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. And, viruses that cause the cold and flu thrive in low humidity. With that one-two punch, it's clear that humidity control in your home is essential to lowering your cold and flu risk. Aprilaire can put you in total control of humidity with a whole-home humidifier that functions as part of your heating and cooling system.
- Control air purity: Particulate matter, including bacteria and viruses, is a leading cause of poor air indoors—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. And it removes up to 80 percent of airborne virus-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 viruses. Aprilaire whole-home ventilation systems pull fresh air into your home from the outside, while pushing stale, virus-filled air out.