Prevent Colds and Flu
Prevent Colds and Flu
Airborne viruses like colds and flu can hover in the indoor air. If the air is recirculated, these droplets can even pass from room to room increasing transmission.
While colds and flu season usually coincides with colder weather, Aprilaire's colds and flu treatment are year-round and can help mitigate other airborne viruses like COVID-19.
Controlling the environment that makes colds and flu easy to pass around, is about controlling the humidity, ventilation, and air purification in your home. The infected droplets that come from talking, spitting, coughing, sneezing, and even, breathing can be managed through the above healthy air solutions. By managing the size of the droplets, capturing the droplets, and diluting them with fresh air can is how to help prevent colds and flu transmission.
Read more below about the treatment of colds and flu.
Colds and flu, like other airborne viruses, are passed through droplets. These droplets get into the air by sneezing, talking, coughing, singing, crying, and breathing. There's no way of preventing these colds and flu droplets from getting into the air. It's more about what you do with them once they are there.
Aprilaire's Healthy Air System™ helps prevent colds and flu droplets from infecting other people by controlling humidity, capturing droplets that flow through the air purifier, and adding fresh air ventilation.
Controlling humidity helps with the size of the droplets. Smaller droplets can hover in the air and can recirculate easier. Larger droplets fall to surfaces so by washing your hands and cleaning surfaces you can help prevent colds and flu droplets from passing to other members.
Capturing the colds and flu droplets with an air purifier can help reduce the number of infected droplets in the air. Fresh air ventilation helps dilute infected droplets in the air by pulling out the indoor air in your home and replacing it with the air from the outside.
This multi-pronged colds and flu treatment will help improve the health of your indoor air.
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