In these times where the headlines are dominated by what just 2 months ago to many were just meaningless words such as Covid-19 and “Coronavirus”, and where uncertainty, fear, misinformation, and anxiety run rampant, peace of mind is difficult to come by. But, with this blog, we are going to do our absolute best to provide accurate and practical information as well as ways to ease your anxieties.
Right now, millions of Americans are sheltered in place, making every effort to prevent/limit their exposure and the spread of the Novel Coronavirus, or SARS-CoV-2 that causes the Covid-19 disease. Unfortunately, if you are like us who are deemed essential in service trades, manufacturing, construction, emergency/first responders, foodservice, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, etc, you do not have the choice to work in your underwear from the comfort/safety of home. All of those on the front lines every day during this pandemic put yourself and your family at risk of exposure each time you go to work and come back home.
So, what can you do to better protect yourself and your family? Before we start giving practical ways to fight “Da ‘Rona”, let’s first look at some basic facts about the nasty bug.
So, what can you do to combat the coronavirus? Well, we’ll start with the obvious stuff you already know. Wash your hands religiously with soap and hot water for 20 seconds (or at minimum, use hand sanitizer regularly), disinfect surfaces regularly (especially high-touch ones such as light switches, doorknobs/handles, counters/tables/desks, your cell phone/tablet, toilet flush handles, sink knobs, remote controls, etc.), maintain appropriate “social distance” when possible in public (6-10 feet of space is recommended), and last but not least, try to avoid going out as much as possible (if it’s not for work, groceries/food, or exercise, stay home).
Some other practical suggestions: as we said earlier, the virus is not necessarily viable on clothing for long periods of time. But, if it helps ease your mind, you can change clothes/shower every time you come back from being in public or work. Consequently, you can wash your clothes more frequently. You can also avoid shaking out dirty laundry to avoid the possibility of making spores go airborne. Due to the ability of the virus to stick to shoes, consider leaving your shoes at your door when you come in. Last, but certainly not least, as an HVAC company we harp on this one. Change your filters monthly. Not only is it important to ensure efficiency in your system, but it is crucial for air quality. Dirty filters don’t catch particles. They actually can release them into your system.
We can also help you from an HVAC standpoint. First off, we offer expert duct cleaning services that will help to get any dirt, dust, and any other nasty microbes accumulated in your ductwork out. We also offer a “Breathe Easy Package” that consists of one of 3 different devices and a filter that work together to purify your whole home.
The BEP contains either a REME Halo, the UV Photomax, or the Air Scrubber plus, and an air bear filter.
The Air Scrubber Plus is a very similar device to the Photomax. It is a UV-C light that is installed within ductwork that kills microbes as they pass through its oxidation chamber.
Give us a call TODAY at (864)-578-7575 or click on “Get started” to get set up for any of the services above! We are still working our regular hours through this pandemic!
For more info on these devices and indoor air quality, see the following older blog posts:
We hope that you have found this to be enlightening and informative and that you can use some of this information to help protect both yours and your family’s health. Let’s all do our part to stave off the spread of Covid-19! We will get through this together!