Covid-19 (Coronavirus) is getting quite a bit of attention in the Pittsburgh area and throughout most of the country in recent weeks. We’ve all seen the warnings on every local media source and have seen the effects in our grocery stores and other retail outlets. Many are stocking up on staples to have in our homes ahead of a potential pandemic, but is the air in our homes as clean as it can be? Can your home’s filtration system kill the Coronavirus and is your family as protected as possible?
Since the onset of the Coronavirus is recent, December of 2019 for this particular strain, we are still in the very early stages where there is not a lot of information about the disease itself, nor the treatments available or how to avoid it. The CDC recommends washing your hands frequently, avoiding those showing symptoms and staying home when you’re not feeling well. These basic steps should always be followed, not just in this time of uncertainty.
Covid-19 is believed to be an airborne illness and the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released resources for addressing the 2020 outbreak. It covers guidelines for many structures such as residences, office buildings and healthcare facilities. But can an air purification system kill the Coronavirus?
Many companies are beginning testing on their products to see where they stand against the coronavirus, and the results have been promising. The job of an air purification system is to draw air in and send purified air out. They have been very successful helping to reduce symptoms for allergy sufferers catching 99% of mold spores, viruses and bacteria. They are excellent at removing odors from your home. While they don’t have enough information to claim to remove this particular virus, some models have been tested and make claims that they remove 99.6% of pathogens and viruses similar to the Coronavirus.
The product that we have been most impressed with in recent months created by Nu-Calgon released the following statement, CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION: At this time COVID-19 virus has not been made available for testing. However, the iWave family of products have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses similar to coronavirus in the breathing zone and on hard non-porous surfaces. It is important to note that we make no medical claims.
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Regardless of whether or not you are an allergy sufferer, or if cold and flu season is upon us, indoor air quality is always a good idea. If you would like more information about cleaning the air in your home to keep Pittsburgh’s families as healthy as possible, please give us a call today at 412-921-8000 or visit us at www.climatech.com.