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Given that COVID-19 is a respiratory virus, managing the air quality in your home or business can play a small but vital part in preventing the spread of COVID-19 in indoor spaces. In fact, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo recently announced that all malls in New York will have to install "air filtration systems that can filter out the COVID virus” before opening back up their doors. It’s clear that improving indoor air is now more important than ever.
According to the experts, improving the overall ventilation in your space can help clean the air through recirculation while filtering out very small, potentially infectious particles that come from the novel coronavirus. Learn more about the many ways you can improve the efficiency of your ventilation system below.
Install an Air Purifier
For businesses and homeowners, high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration systems can theoretically remove at least 99.97% of particles as small as .3 microns, according to the United States Environmental Protection Agency. While cleaning surface areas still remains important, experts agree that this is one of the most practical things you can do right now.
In general, an air purifier placed in the most trafficked areas can help reduce the pollutants, virus, and toxic compounds that can lead to respiratory problems and trigger symptoms such as coughing that might contribute to the spread.
Learn more about air purifiers at our blog What You Need to Know About Air Purifiers.
Upgrade Your HVAC System for Better Air Circulation
Having a high-functioning HVAC system is a critical component that contributes to the overall air quality in your home or business. As your air conditioner and furnace play a vital role in circulating the air, you need to set your thermostat to a level that consistently keeps air flowing. Plus, with families spending more time at home, this will simply add to their overall comfort level!
Install the Highest Efficiency Filter Your HVAC System Can Handle and Change It Often
If it's been a while since you’ve changed your air filter, now is certainly the time to do so. This will not only minimize your risk of exposure to certain viruses, it can also help ensure that dust and other airborne irritants will not continue to be recirculated throughout your home.
To fight airborne pollutants, upgrade to a filter with a MERV rating of at least 13 or simply choose the highest efficiency your system can handle.
Slow the Spread of the Virus With the Help of Weis Comfort Systems
When it comes to protecting your family, loved ones, or guests during these unprecedented times, you cannot take any risks. Following these simple steps are a step in the right direction towards slowing the spread of the virus as much as we can. The trained experts at Weis Comfort Systems want to help!
Contact us today to schedule an appointment. We are following the guidelines outlined by the CDC to ensure the safety of our customers and our employees.