Winter Sanctuary: The Best Ways to Combat Germs in Your Home

Family spending time in their home, with their Blueair Air Purifier in the corner

When thinking about childproofing their home, parents will add tons of safeguards for unsafe rooms and appliances. These are obviously important steps, but they don’t take into account airborne bacteria and viruses that can be hazardous to the whole family. The good news is that every parent has the power to alleviate these harmful elements to keep your family safe.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic the whole family will be spending more time inside together this winter, so it’s more important than ever to create a winter sanctuary. That’s why Verywell Family teamed up with Blueair to share some tips on how to make your home as safe as possible. These simple changes can go a long way in providing much-needed peace of mind.

Find the Right Tools

Whether you’re cleaning carpets or countertops, you need to be equipped with the right tools to do the job. Cleaning the air inside is no different. The first step in turning your home into a safe haven is picking up an effective air purifier. And as with vacuums and cleaning solutions, not all air purifiers are created equal.

Blueair's newest and most advanced air purifier ever, HealthProtectTM, is the only air purifier to provide 24/7 protection against viruses and bacteria.1 First, its HEPASilent UltraTM technology removes 99.97% of viruses, bacteria, dust, pollen, dander, and mold from the air, while eliminating VOCs and odors. Then it's GermShieldTM technology kills2 any germs left on the filter, even when it is on standby.

Since you can’t look at the air in your home and judge whether it’s clean—unlike, say, your floors or windows— it’s important to see independent test results. Blueair’s HealthProtectTM air purifier is rated for clean air performance using the AHAM Verifide program. It’s comforting to know that you can trust all of that technology to keep your family healthy.

Get Smart About Flu Season

Many of the typical flu season precautions—frequent hand washing, not touching your face, staying inside if you’re not feeling well—have become the norm since the beginning of COVID-19. But parents can turn to the Blueair HealthProtectTM for backup this flu season. It can capture viruses and bacteria and limit the number of airborne germs in your home.3

Between the holidays and flu season, winter is a hectic time for parents. The Blueair HealthProtectTM may not be able to cook or shop for you, but it can help you make sure you’re doing your best to be ready to take on all those seasonal responsibilities.

Stay Safe

Given the effectiveness of the Blueair HealthProtectTM, you might be picturing it as a massive, noisy generator. Not to worry, because its sleek Scandinavian design means it can fit seamlessly into any room. You might not even notice it at all, since it makes less noise than a whisper and uses less energy than a lightbulb, even when operating at full power.

Of course, the health of your family is the top priority in your home, ranking well ahead of your taste in decor. But isn’t it nice knowing that you don’t have to sacrifice one for the other? You’re going to be spending a lot of quality time inside this winter. You might as well settle in with an air purifier as stylish, efficient and—this is the most important part—highly effective as the Blueair HealthProtectTM.

Blueair air purifiers have not been tested against COVID-19, and Blueair does not claim to capture, remove, or kill SARS-CoV-2.

1HealthProtect™ is the only air purifier with GermShield™ technology where 24/7 protection refers to the key function of GermShield™ technology, activated when the unit is in standby mode to deactivate germs. Tested on Staphylococcus albus and MS2 bacteriophage for deactivation

2Deactivation of bacteria (Staphylococcus albus) and virus (MS2 bacteriophage).

3HealthProtectTM has not been proven to prevent the transmission of the flu virus.