Indoor Air in Homes During Coronavirus
We have all been spending a lot of time at home. As the Coronavirus Pandemic continues into the autumn season, our homes remain the safest place to be. Indoor air quality during Covid-19 has become an important – if not critical – consideration for home and business owners alike.
Although transmission of the virus is primarily through close contact with another individual or persons, it has been discovered now that it may remain Airborne longer than previously thought. According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA):
“In addition to close contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces, there is a possibility that spread of COVID-19 may also occur via airborne particles in indoor environments, in some circumstances beyond the 2 m (about 6 ft) range encouraged by social distancing recommendations.”
Reducing Airborne Virus Transmission
Is your heating or air-conditioning system up to the job when it comes to helping to reduce the transmission of the virus? Updating your HVAC system cannot in itself eliminate the potential for airborne transmission from person to person. You can, however, take precautions to minimize the risk.