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Your HVAC System and COVID-19

While everyone is social distancing and staying home to avoid the COVID-19 pandemic, what about the air circulating throughout your home?

With the average American spending about 90% of their time in buildings during normal times, now all of that time and more are spent at home. So, if you are looking to filter the air in your home, the first thing you want to look at the size of the particles that are transmitting the COVID-19 virus and the amount of time they are active and contagious.

A lot of droplets are expelled when a person sneezes, coughs or even breathes. Since they fall out of the air quickly though, your HVAC system will almost never have a chance to pick it up.

That’s where high-energy filtration comes in. By having a minimum MERV-13 filter in your home can help improve air quality and filter out particles that carry viruses. That doesn’t necessarily mean it will kill off the Native Coronavirus or COVID-19.

While there are rumors out there that you shouldn’t run your air conditioner during the pandemic, those rumors have been completely de-bunked.

We at ASAP Heating and Cooling hope you and your family stay safe during this challenging time and for any questions you may have please contact 239-567-9661.

Written by Direct Heating and Cooling