Winter is here which means the cold and flu season is too!
Runny nose, coughs and aches are all symptoms that can come with the wet and cold winter season. But now with Covid-19 in the mix, it’s even more important to make healthier choices that will increase your chance of avoiding any flu or virus that comes your way.
We all know certain ways to prevent ourselves from getting sick, like washing our hands and keeping distance between ourselves and those who already have a cold or flu. However, there is another simple preventative that we often overlook.
And that is by installing a heat pump! You may be surprised that there is a link between installing a heat pump and good health. You can reduce your and your family’s risk of catching any nasty cold or flu.
What are the symptoms of the flu?
Influenza or the flu is a virus that spreads quickly from person to person. Symptoms include fever, chills, aches, runny nose, a cough, and stomach upset.
The influenza virus infects your nose, throat, and lungs. The flu is normally worse than a cold and spreads quickly from person to person through touch and through the air.
In general around 500 people in New Zealand die from the flu in a typical year.
Ministry of Health states: “We have had very little influenza circulating in our communities since the pandemic began and this means our community immunity is lower than usual.”
If our immunity is lower than usual, it’s time to take extra care of our health especially now the borders are opening up in the midst of winter.
A heat pump can promote good health by reducing the risk of contracting an airborne virus
Since catching the flu can be contracted through the air, circulating fresh, clean air in your home or commercial space is essential if you want ultimate health. Particularly as we transition into winter where dampness and condensation are more likely.
Where there is dampness there is often mould which releases harmful spores into the air you breathe. Harmful bacteria and viruses can’t be seen with the naked eye, but they can cause a variety of illnesses for you and your family if they are present.
Dust, chemicals, airborne illness and allergens are common contaminants found in the air we breathe. In fact, indoor air can be up to five times as polluted as outdoor air!
While other heating methods can deplete your air quality a heat pump will not only improve your air quality but neutralise and deodorise it while delivering warmth and comfort to your home in an energy efficient way.
Heat pumps today have several advanced filtration and purifying features that circulate air.
Bacteria and viruses are filtered out in the circulation process to ensure you are delivered the cleanest, freshest air possible.
Find out more on the importance of air quality and what specific heat pump we recommend for promoting clean and fresh air.
The benefits of installing a heat pump
The number one benefit you’ll gain by installing a heat pump this winter is peace of mind that the air you, your family or co-workers breathe will be fresh clean air that will support a healthy immune system.
Here are some additional benefits below.
- Help prevent allergic reactions
- Reduce condensation
- Fewer insects and parasites
- Protects electronic devices from overheating
- Natural temperatures that help you sleep
- A significant less risk in mould repair costs
- Lower running costs and less maintenance
- Better safety
- Reduces carbon emissions
- Provides heating and cooling
Stay healthy and cosy this winter with Mitsubishi Electric
Homes and offices across New Zealand are looking for new ways to not only stay warm but increase their hygiene.
If you find your home or office is constantly being struck down with illnesses, consider switching your heating method. Changing the circulation and filtration in your home or office might be exactly what you need to improve your air quality and thus, your health.
We work exclusively with Mitsubishi Electric as we believe they are the best. They work quietly in your home to regulate the temperature and bring fresh, clean air into your home.
Now that winter is here, now is the time to think about having a heat pump installed.
Get in touch with our team of experts who can help advise what heat pump model and capacity is right for your home that will keep you warm, toasty, and healthy this winter season.
Keep the bugs at bay and contact us today for a free quote.