By: Maurice King

Ventilate, Filter & Disinfect – Germs Away

Tags: Ventilate, Filter & Disinfect – Germs Away

This year, it’s been all about reducing the spread of germs. That’s especially key during this darker, colder season as we’re sealing ourselves indoors. Here are a few suggestions to improve “home health.”

Replace the Furnace Filter Frequently – Choose a top-of-the-line filter which can capture dust mite debris, lint, viruses, smoke, smog, and exhaust particles.

Consider Installing UV Lamps in the Furnace – Specially designed ultraviolet (UV) lamps can be added to an existing HVAC system. Installed in the evaporator coil, or ductwork near the coil, these UV germicidal lamps kill mould, mildew and bacteria, so they don’t become airborne and circulate throughout your home. 

Open the Windows and Ventilate Your Space – Yes, it’s chilly outside, but health professionals suggest that allowing air to circulate around enclosed spaces can help disperse the airborne viral droplets that cause infection.

Clean and Disinfect Frequently Touched Surfaces – To disinfect, prepare a diluted household bleach solution by mixing 1/3 cup of bleach per gallon of water. Apply it and leave it on the surface for 3 to 5 minutes then rinse and dry with a clean towel.
• Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser.
• Wear disposable gloves and make sure there’s good ventilation.