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Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Season o' the sniffles

The Fall season brings with it the changing in color of the leaves, the sniffles, and turning your clock back one hour.  One easy thing to remember for this time of the year, and this is just a suggestion, is when you turn that clock back one hour(this happens on November 7th @ 2 a.m. this year), go ahead and change the batteries in your smoke detectors and thermostat(s).  We've actually encountered situations where a customer calls us to come out because their system has stopped working, only to find out that the batteries in their thermostat have died!

Speaking of the sniffles, the flu has already started rearing it's ugly head this year.  The Center for Disease Control has reported that the common flu will be as strong as ever this year and the H1N1 virus will also be continuing to infect people.  The CDC recommends getting the flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available in your area.  A great thing to also help combat illness this season is purchasing a UVC Light to be installed in your current heating and air system.

Treating air that passes through an HVAC unit with ultraviolet light will reduce, or eliminate DNA-based airborne contaminants (bacteria, viruses, mold spores, yeast, protozoa), and provide much healthier air to breathe.  Direct exposure to 254nm UVC radiation, given appropriate exposure time, will inactivate the DNA and RNA of microorganisms.  They are fairly easy to install and do wonders for fighting and preventing illness in your home, especially if you live in a household with multiple people.  So all this being said, I wish you a healthy and sniffle-free fall and winter season!



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