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Get Your Home Ready for Cold and Flu Season with These Systems

When it comes to your family’s health, you do what you can to keep everyone as healthy as possible. From making sure that young kids understand the importance of hand-washing and other sanitary measures to reminding the family to eat their fruits and vegetables and drink plenty of water, you work hard to reduce illnesses around the home.

But something that’s more difficult to control is the indoor air quality that sometimes contributes to your family members’ illnesses. Germs and irritants in the air can lead to illness aggravate preexisting conditions. Consider one or more of these systems to help your family stay healthy.

Electronic Air Purifier

You might think that the air filter that is already inside of your air conditioner and heater would do enough to get rid of particles in the air, as long as you clean it every month, but this is simply not the case. Standard air filters can only filter out particles of a certain size, missing the smallest and most harmful contaminants. And if you trade up for a more effective filter, it could block airflow and decrease efficiency.

An electronic air purifier is different. It cleans the air without blocking any airflow from moving through the system. Rather, it uses a process called ionization to give particles in the air a charge so that they become attracted to surfaces with the opposite charge within the system.

UV Air Purifier

A UV air purifier uses ultraviolet light to kill and sterilize living particles. During cold and flu season, people are usually most worried about germs, and that’s what UV light can kill off, rendering them harmless to breathe in. Get rid of bacteria and viruses with a UV air purifier, installed within your HVAC equipment.


A lack of humidity in the winter can add to the trouble of cold and flu season. Dry air means dry mucus membranes, and that makes it more difficult for your body to fight off infection. That’s why we recommend a whole-house humidifier to run as your heater does, since a heating system can make the air a little drier.

Robbins Heating & Air Conditioning offers heating and air conditioning services in Colorado Springs, CO. Call our friendly team today!

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