When the colder months arrive and the air gets dryer, that’s when the dreaded flu season starts; a time when everyone, especially parents, are looking for alternatives to keep these viruses away. Now, if this year is anything like the last, there will be considerably fewer cases of influenza across the country, partly because many people have been more diligent about getting their flu shots ahead of the season, and because we’re all being extremely committed to our personal sanitization in hopes of controlling the spread of COVID-19. However, one can never be too careful, so in this article we will talk about a great way to protect everyone, and that is using Air Filtration Devices during flu season.
Did you know that the majority of viruses and bacteria, like the ones that cause the flu and the common cold, spread indoors? This is why good indoor air quality or IAQ is essential to prevent these respiratory infections. Ventilation and airflow are two great ways to achieve said air quality, but they are not as effective as air filtration devices to control the presence of germs and pollutants in the air.
How Can Air Sanitation Devices Help During Flu Season?
During fall and winter, when the temperature outside drops, we tend to spend more time indoors with both windows and doors closed to keep the cold away. While this is a great way to stay warm, the lack of ventilation is detrimental to indoor air quality, since it creates the perfect condition for viruses and bacteria to thrive. As a result, everyone is at risk of getting sick, especially children.
Air Filtrations are here to solve this problem, these machines are the perfect solution to prevent infections during cold and flu season as they improve indoor air quality by killing the germs in the air that cause people to catch respiratory diseases in spaces like offices, schools, hotels, stores, homes, and everywhere else where the air is mostly stagnant. In addition, air filtration devices remove other airborne particles like dust, pollen, mold spores, pet dander, and even smoke.
Best Air Filtration Devices Help During Flu Season
At Disinfect & Fog, we offer a convenient and versatile selection of air filtration devices that offer much more than just cleaner air; they offer cleaner surfaces, both hard and soft. Our devices are fully automated, so they're very easy to operate, and can be part of any workplace and home's disinfection strategy against viral infections during flu season.
The first device we recommend is The Atmosphere, an automated and chemical-free system for sanitizing indoor spaces. This model uses the patented HydroClear Technology, which allows it to kill up to 99.99% of pathogens, including bacteria and viruses on hard and soft surfaces and airborne allergens while remaining 100% natural. This is a convenient and practical non-chemical disinfection alternative for commercial settings and homes, as it can be operated safely in occupied spaces like offices, medical exam rooms, nursing homes, restaurants, and more.
We also recommend The Breeze, a compact and modern air filtration product that also uses the HydroClear Technology to disinfect while remaining environmentally sustainable. In fact, this model leaves no residue behind after it operates and requires no chemical refills, saving users time and money.
The Breeze is great for small and medium-sized spaces like elevators or washrooms, and commercial settings like spas, barbershops, or medical offices. Plus, it is lightweight, making it easy to move from room to room, and automated, so operating it is as simple as turning it on and letting it work, thus eliminating human error, and decreasing labour costs.
Last but not least, we recommend The Airbender, a natural and environmentally sustainable air filtration device that disinfects the air and all surfaces in a space. This one uses ClearScience patented technology to emit ozone into the air to disinfect unoccupied spaces.
We consider The Airbender an innovative solution to eliminate allergens, bacteria, and viruses, even the one that causes COVID-19. This model is also great for hotel rooms, but also for public transportation (buses, trains, planes) restaurants, offices, gyms, and any other empty space in need of disinfection.
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It should be noted that the effectiveness of Air Filtration Devices is well-known, but during flu season and these days when we're still dealing with the pandemic, the usage of these machines should be complemented with other actions like washing your hands often with soap and water or using an alcohol-based hand sanitizer; avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth when outside your home or around visibly sick people; and keeping any high-touch areas fully disinfected at all times.
In the event that you, one of your family members, or workmates catches a cold or the flu, we recommend avoiding sneezing or coughing around others, as these microscopic droplets with the virus that infected them can remain airborne indoors for hours. If this inevitably happens, then an air filtration device is the best way to return the air to the germ-free and healthy state it should be for everyone else to breathe freely and stay protected.
What do you think of these recommendations to fight the flu season with air filtration devices? Let us know which air filtration device to use during flu season is the best for your particular needs. And if you have any questions or comments, leave us a message below or call us at 1-855-561-4512.