HVAC Specialist are the Guardians of Your Home Air Quality
Live Healthy and Breath Healthy…
As guardians of your home air quality, your HVAC technicians have answers and should be consulted.
During this time of vigilance in thwarting off Covid-19, there are things we can do in our own homes to potentially reduce the risk of infection transmission of a virus.
It’s important to know how any virus is transmitted and in particular, how it can be transmitted in your home.
One mode of transition is coming in contact with a contaminated surface. This happens when someone who is infected sneezes or coughs into their hand then touches the surface. In turn an uninfected individual contacts the same surface and becomes a potential victim of the virus.
The following mode of transfer is of the greatest importance to the HVAC specialists during this Pandemic, as they can give families some degree of peace-of-mind in controlling their homes air quality. This mode of transmission is through droplet transference. It’s possible for these droplet particles to be small enough to stay in the air for long periods of time and deposit on HVAC components. This would include the return grille of the HVAC system and the duct work, enabling the virus to travel through the ducting and infecting an individual.
Prevention in the Home
There are three ways within the home which have been proven to reduce air borne pathogens. This is accomplished through filters, UV light and venting. The one technology that will accomplish this is an Air Scrubber and cleaning Duct work Plus, using UV light and filtration. It removes 99.9% of germs, bacteria and viruses and is patented and used by NASA.
Other means to control the air quality in the home if through filters. They generally trap partials 2.5, the smallest being 0.3. However, the COVID-19 is 0.06 and 0.14, it’s been laboratory tested that there is still efficacy of filtration on some level.
HEPA filters are highly effective as well, removing 99.97 percent of particulate matter.
In conclusion, it should be noted that there is no perfect solution to combat any virus. But, everyone can greatly reduce their risk of becoming infected by implementing good home hygiene (indoor air quality), personal hygiene and following the CDC and WHO guidelines.