As the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19, has spread across the world, there has been a lot to learn about its pathology. This has led to plenty of misinformation being spread around too. We want to make sure that we address any falsities that might impact our customers, such as the idea that your air conditioner can be a source for the COVID virus to grow and spread.
Your HVAC System and COVID-19
The claim that some studies have put forward is that your HVAC system is going to be a big proponent in spreading the coronavirus. However, this isn’t the truth.
The truth is that the coronavirus cannot grow organically in your HVAC system. This means that, unless the virus is introduced by an outside source (such as a sick family member) this virus won’t be able to start growing and spreading in your HVAC system the way that mold might. You can read more about your HVAC system’s role in all this here: The TRUTH About HVAC Systems Spreading Viruses Like COVID-19
While this is good news, it is still a good idea to know all the things you can do to ensure your safety during this time. Here are some great tips to help you do your best to keep your home and yourself safe and healthy:
- Keep your HVAC system well-maintained.
- Make sure your filter is strong enough and well-fitted.
- Consider adding an air purifier to help kill airborne viruses.
- Be safe–be careful where you go, keep tabs on who you let in your home, and be diligent about your health in general.
For more information about maintaining your HVAC system or to learn more about the helping hand that UVC air purifiers can provide, contact Modern Heating And Air Conditioning.
There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.