Bacteria

Reduce Bacteria in the air

You shouldn't have to fall victim to them at home, too. Unfortunately, airborne bacteria and viruses that cause health issues can live in or on just about anything.

Not all bacteria are bad for you, but many cause painful conditions and illnesses such as:

  • Ear infection
  • Strep throat
  • Pneumonia

Poor indoor air quality in your home can trap airborne bacteria and encourage bacteria growth.

Reduce Airborne Bacteria

While it's impossible to completely rid your home of bacteria, Aprilaire can help you greatly reduce bacteria. 

Three ways to do this are to control humiditycontrol 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. *Air Advice State of Our Indoor Air Report, 2007
  • Control ventilation for fresher air: While today's tightly sealed homes are great for conserving energy, they can also trap airborne bacteria. Aprilaire whole-home ventilation systems pull fresh air into your home from the outside, while pushing stale, bacteria-filled air out.