HVAC Best Practices to Control Coronavirus (COVID-19)

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What Not To Do When Your Air Conditioner Stops Working During this pandemic crisis, you might find yourself asking, “what should I do with my HVAC system to control the virus?” As the Coronavirus dominates the world, it’s time to look at how you can prevent the spread of this deadly virus by being proactive about maintaining your HVAC equipment. Here are some steps you can take to protect your family from COVID-19:  

Keep Check of Your Indoor Air Quality

Without warning, the virus can invade your home and make anyone in the family sick. The threat can increase with a lack of IAQ management because the virus can get trapped indoors and quickly spread. While it’s nearly impossible to completely get rid of it, you can at least minimize the threat by improving your indoor air quality through the following:
  • Install a Whole-House Humidifier
You can be more susceptible to catching the virus with your home having a low relative humidity level. Experts say that one of the best approaches to prevent the virus is proper regulation of the humidity. Installing a humidifier can help add moisture in your indoor air during the dry season, thus eliminating the risk of the Coronavirus.
  • Ensure Proper Home Ventilation
While a tightly-sealed home is great for conserving energy, it can also trap the air that contains the virus. With this, it is important to ensure proper ventilation for your home to limit the risks of air contaminants by pulling fresh air from the outside and pushing stale, contaminated air out.
  • Invest in High-Efficiency Air Purifier
If you’re buying an air purifier, make sure to get one with High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters for best filtration. It effectively removes air particles, even the smallest ones like bacteria and viruses.

Maintain a Clean Air Filter

Your air filters should be properly maintained to treat recirculated air at home. The job of your air filter is to catch anything that’s in the air—and your job is to keep it from being contaminated by cleaning or replacing it.

Install UV Lights on Your HVAC Equipment

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, UV lights can possibly kill coronavirus. The most popular type of UV lights used in HVAC systems today are Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation lights. The tests being conducted by the CDC show promising results, thus it could effectively get rid of the virus.

Your Safety & Health Always Come First

Coronavirus isn’t a joke. It could kill you or any of your loved ones in a blink of an eye. Make sure to do your part in maintaining your HVAC system to secure your safety. At All Seasons Air Conditioning, we’re taking preventive measures to ensure the health and safety of our staff and customers. Feel free to contact us online or call us at (631) 956 -2876 anytime if you need help with your indoor air quality. We offer products and solutions to guarantee a clean and breathable air for your Long Island, NY home.