In the midst of the global spread of the Coronavirus, homeowners are taking extraordinary measures to protect themselves and their families from this deadly pandemic. Between stocking up on supplies, practicing social distancing, and even wearing masks, Americans are going above and beyond to stay safe during stay-at-home orders. But is there more we can be doing to remain healthy? For instance, can an indoor air quality system offer protection from COVID-19?
Here at Bay Heating & Air Conditioning, our IAQ experts have the answers you need. Keep reading for more information on the relationship between air quality and the Coronavirus, and make sure to contact us for all your essential HVAC services and products.
Air Filtration & The Coronavirus: What to Know
Today’s air filtration and purification systems are more effective when it comes to improving your indoor air quality than ever. Modern IAQ technology can help get rid of dust, pet dander, pollen, mold, bacteria, and even some viruses. Installing an indoor air quality device is a great way to protect your family during flu season, and to rid your home of microscopic pollutants and particles that get trapped in your heating and AC systems.
However, there is no evidence at this time that residential filtration, purification, or other indoor air quality improvement systems can help protect you from the Coronavirus. You would probably need an industrial-sized, hospital-grade air purifier to actually remove the Novel Coronavirus that causes COVID-10 from your air supply, and even then, this machine still wouldn’t be guaranteed to do the trick. Any IAQ provider that tells you otherwise is being irresponsible and not taking this pandemic as seriously as they should be.
It’s important to keep in mind that we’re talking about a very insidious virus, which can not only be passed through airborne droplets but may also be able to survive on surfaces from anywhere between 24 and 72 hours. This is why the best thing you can do to protect yourself from the Coronavirus is to simply continue following the advice of the CDC: wash and sanitize your hands frequently, avoid close contact with those outside of your household, cover coughs and sneezes, wear a mask when out in public, and clean and disinfect surfaces as often as possible.
“So you’re saying I shouldn’t install an indoor air quality system?”, you may be asking. On the contrary! There are still many benefits to modern IAQ technology. By getting rid of the allergens and contaminants listed above, indoor air quality systems can make life a lot easier for individuals with allergies, asthma, or other respiratory issues. They also allow your HVAC system to operate easier, potentially saving you money on heating and cooling costs in the long run. Best of all, air filters and purification devices can help reduce the larger chance of sickness in your home, thus boosting everyone’s immune system, which – let’s face it – is more important than ever right now.
Let Bay Heating & Air Conditioning Improve Your Air
If you have been experiencing frequent coughing or sneezing, dealing with increased headaches, fatigue, or joint pain, or have simply noticed that your air feels extra stuffy lately, consider calling our indoor air quality pros today. We offer a range of industry-leading indoor air quality products, including air purification, filtration, ventilation, and humidification/dehumidification systems. Let’s face it, you’re probably going to be spending a lot of time indoors for the near future. Protect your indoor air quality while you are stuck at home, and help keep your family feeling great and breathing easy by calling Bay Heating & Air Conditioning.
At Bay Heating & Air Conditioning, the well-being of our customers and our technicians is our top priority—during the Coronavirus pandemic and always. That’s why we have increased safety measures to provide the same great services we are known for, while still doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. Contact us online for more info, or call (440) 294-4954 to schedule service.