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.
There are a number of steps you can take to ensure that the air inside your home or business is as contaminant-free as possible. Northern Heating and Air can provide a number of HVAC maintenance and installation services and options to help improve and maintain your indoor air quality:
- Increase ventilation by introducing outside air into the environment
- Improve ventilation by opening doors and windows as possible
- Consider installing a whole-house fan
- Keep your HVAC system filters cleaned and maintained regularly
- Consider upgrading HVAC filters
- Install an Ultraviolet Air Purifier. We recommend the Honeywell 24V Ultraviolet Air Purifier. This system helps to get rid of odors, and keeps your HVAC system clean- even removing up to 99% of mold spores on A/C units. (Call us today at (518) 745-0401 or drop us a note for more information on the Honeywell system)
Here are some resources that can help to open the conversation regarding the Indoor air quality of your home and Business.
- Resources Related to Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
- Frequent Questions about Indoor Air and Coronavirus (COVID-19)
Give us a call today at (518) 745-0401 and learn more about how the Northern Heating and Air team can evaluate your home or business, and make recommendations for improving your indoor air quality during Covid-19. As always, we know how to treat our loyal customers! Our Northern Heating and Air Comfort Plan is designed to ensure you get priority scheduling, discounts on services and repairs, annual maintenance visits and more.