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As new COVID-19 variants emerge, health officials across the globe share panicked feelings. The new mutations allegedly transmit easier than previously known mutations and may further strain an already stressed health care system. Like its beginning, COVID-19 continues to spread through shared indoor air when infected aerosols enter the air from others who are laughing, coughing, talking, sneezing, and breathing. Unfortunately, this increases the infection risk, especially in areas where social distancing isn’t possible or no mask requirements exist. Therefore, Ameri Care Services shares advice on today’s blog for reducing COVID risk in your home or workplace.
HVAC Upgrades Help Reduce the COVID-19 Variant
COVID-19 transmission naturally occurs as it floats through the air until falling on a surface or infects another person. Therefore, refocusing efforts to upgrade the building and home ventilation systems becomes paramount instead of solely focusing on personal hygiene practices. HVAC upgrades are an effective tool to combat airborne viruses, including mutations.
Aprilaire Healthy Air System™
Fortunately, the Aprilaire Healthy Air System™ is an award-winning suite of products focused on whole-home indoor air quality that can help you fight against indoor airborne viruses. Combining the powers of fresh air ventilation, humidity control, and air filtration can reduce transmission rates of airborne viruses in your home, like COVID-19.
- Fresh Air Ventilation
Fresh air ventilation helps dilute particles and germs while maintaining airflow and filling your home with fresh, breathable air. According to the National Center for Biotechnology Information of the National Institute of Health, ventilation is a crucial tool to reduce indoor air pollutants, up to five times more polluted than outdoor air.
- Humidity Control
Viruses are less viable, and your body’s immune response is more responsive when the air in your business or home remains between 30 to 60% relative humidity. Controlling the moisture in your business or home can reduce a virus’s circulation, as they tend to fall on surfaces or the ground quickly instead of remaining in the air. Handwashing remains the most effective strategy to protect yourself against viruses on surfaces.
- Air Filtration
Particles that flow throughout your home pass through a TRUE HEPA filter and an activated carbon bed filter to reduce indoor air pollutants and household odors. With four-stage purification, the Aprilaire Healthy Air System™ captures allergens and virus-sized particles .3 microns and larger. Therefore, you can rest easy knowing that the filtration system captures 99.97% of visible and invisible airborne impurities that settle on surfaces, furniture, and flooring.
Air Filtration in Nashville and Murfreesboro, TN
As new COVID variants continue emerging, now is the time to protect your business and your home. When you upgrade your HVAC system to include an Aprilaire Healthy Air System™, you can rest assured that your family, workers, and guests breathe high-quality clean air and subsequently protect their health. To find out more about the Aprilaire Healthy Air System™ or have one installed, feel free to contact our Nashville experts at Ameri Care Services at (615) 893-7111 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today.