Virus control, COVID-19, air conditioning and your health
Due to the associated dangers of Coronavirus, the State of California issued a “Safer at Home Order for Control of COVID-19” on March 19, 2020. This is to safeguard at-risk citizens and to quickly and effectively control the spread of the virus. With so many people at home, breathing indoor air for the foreseeable weeks, what is A/C Control doing about it?
Air purification and UV air scrubbers
Indoor air is often 5x more polluted than outdoor air. This is due to polluted HVAC systems, airborne bacteria and viruses, and chemical contamination. There are three main factors contributing to your indoor air quality: particulates, chemical VOCs, and biological contaminants. Therefore, it is important to install a system that handles all of these pollutants. Typical air filters are only able to address particulates that make up about 35% of overall indoor air contamination. By installing a UV Air Scrubber, you can ensure your air is being filtered thoroughly and effectively.
Especially during this high-risk time while flu viruses, allergens, and bacteria are more prominent, A/C Control recommends UV Air Scrubbers to kill viruses, mold, and airborne bacteria.
Preventive Maintenance of your A/C systems is an important step to keep your air healthy. A/C Control, as well as the CDC, recommends increasing air conditioning ventilation and HVAC maintenance and cleaning for virus control and to decrease the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. Therefore, simply moving the thermostat switch from “Auto” to “Fan on” will promote fresh air circulation.
Air conditioning is essential
Our local health officials from the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Health have declared that air conditioning is an “Essential Business”:
A/C Control response
At A/C Control, we are currently taking coronavirus, virus control, COVID-19 and their known health risks very seriously. Call A/C Control to receive regular preventive maintenance on your system and keep your air healthy. Ask us about installing a UV Air Scrubber in your home to effectively kill mold, bacteria, and viruses that could be contaminating your indoor air.