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Flu Facts

How can you reduce the chance of getting sick during flu and cold season?  While there is no magic potion, there are a few things to keep in mind.  influenza viruses are spread from person to person in respiratory droplets of coughs or sneezes.

During flu seasons, families are exposed to viruses that circulate in the air they breathe indoors, so taking measures to prevent illness makes sense.  Eliminating germs on surfaces through cleaning and washing hands are important steps to avoid getting the flu.  Yet many families are still susceptible to the virus from the air in their own home!

Furnace and air conditioning systems affect air quality

When the air quality isn’t optimal, people are more susceptible to sickness.  At Dave Perry Heating & Cooling, we strive to provide quality furnaces and air conditioning systems to give our customers the best air quality.  We work with our partners and vendors to provide products and solutions for furnace and air conditioning repairs.

One of our vendors, Field Controls Co., offers a patented three-stage, air purification system called a Trio.  In either a 1200 or 2000 model, we can turn your heating and cooling system into a custom Healthy Home System that works 24/7 to keep your air Fresh, Clean, and Pure.  The Healthy Home System combines air purification, air filtration, and a reliable source of fresh air to keep your home healthy.  Our exclusive control ensure healthy air day in and day out, utilizing your home’s central fan to distribute clean air throughout your house.

Good Health Habits

In addition to installing a whole-home air cleaner, such as Field Controls, to help avoid the flu, you can follow these good health habits based on tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
    Keep your distance from others to protect them from getting sick too.
  • Stay home when you are sick.
    If possible, stay home from work or school and avoid running errands when sick.  You will prevent others from catching your illness.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing.
  • Clean your hands.
    Washing your hands often will help protect you from germs.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
    Germs are often spread when a person touches something that is contaminated with germs and then touches their eyes, nose, or mouth.
  • Practice other good health habits.
    Get plenty of sleep, be physically active, manage your stress, drink plenty of fluids, and eat nutritious food!