Open the Windows
Fresh air flushes flu germs from the closed-up spaces of your home. On warmer, winter days open the windows and let the flu germs out.
Clean Your HVAC
Because flu germs can remain active longer on smooth surfaces like plastic and steel, it’s important to keep your heating system at home clean. By vacuuming air ducts and replacing dirty furnace filters on a regular basis you eliminate poor indoor air quality at its source. Scheduled cleanings during flu season prevents stubborn germs from recirculating throughout your home every time you turn up the thermostat.
Crank up the Air Purifier
Regular use of reliable home air cleaners reduces the presence of airborne flu germs, which may help prevent sickness from spreading.
The best home air purifiers safely remove 99.97% of airborne particles as small as 0.3 microns, including pollen, ragweed and other allergens, viruses, germs, dust mites, mold spores, pet dander and cigarette smoke-all factors that contribute to compromised lung function and make anyone in a winterized household more susceptible to airborne germs. You may also want to consider certain air cleaners which feature allergy and flu settings for added air defense during flu season.