The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many homeowners to re-think indoor air quality. After all, the Covid-19 virus spreads through droplets and aerosols—and people who are indoors or in enclosed spaces close to one another, are particularly at risk.
Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces, wearing face masks and keeping 2 metres apart have defined our COVID pandemic behaviour.
But what happens when a visitor comes calling to your home? Or when family and friends gather inside your house for the holidays?
When the weather turns cold, entertaining company outside on the patio is simply not practical for many Canadians. And it is not always possible to crack open a window to improve fresh air ventilation and air flow.
So back to home air quality. What can be done about Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in respect to coronavirus?
UV Air Purifiers
Mersey Heating’s new indoor home air filtration system uses a unique combination of ultraviolet light and activated carbon cells to help reduce airborne odours, mold, germs, allergens, bacteria and virus particles—such as the ones that cause Covid-19--throughout your home.
It also drastically improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). When combined with measures such as hand washing, physical distancing, masking and not socializing when ill or infected with coronavirus, our UV Air Purifiers help reduce the risk of airborne transmission of Covid-19.
Air duct cleaning is often overlooked in the quest for clean air, although it is a service that we gladly offer.
Did you know that regularly cleaning the ducts throughout your home helps remove particles and contaminants circulating in the air, such as dust, debris and mold? In regard to Covid-19, a better-ventilated space means greatly improved Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Reviewing the Government of Canada’s COVID-19: Guidance on indoor ventilation during the pandemic, better ventilation is repeatedly cited.
A whole-house humidifier can reduce the side effects of artificial heating like sore throat, dry skin, and static electricity buildup.
During the pandemic, there is a certain paranoia about getting sick and being mistakenly labelled as being ill with coronavirus.
In fact, on certain Covid-19 self-assessment checklists, sore throat is sometimes listed as an uncommon side effect of Covid.
Keep yourself feeling well with one of our whole-house humidifiers, which improves home comfort and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ).
Dryer Vent Cleaning
It is accepted that professionally cleaning your dryer vent on a regular basis makes your dryer more efficient and reduces the risk of fire.
However, it also greatly improves Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) by removing airborne particles and contaminants like dust, mold, odours, allergens, germs, and bacteria.
Improved IAQ means that your family will be breathing in cleaner air and hence be in better health.
Indoor Air Quality & COVID-19
To sum up, there is plenty you can do to improve your Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) in regard to Covid-19.
Better ventilation and air cleaning are cited repeatedly in Government of Canada Health and Safety documents. Hand washing, sanitizing surfaces, masking, keeping 2 metres apart and cracking a window for air flow, are all just the beginning.
It is also advisable to install an UV Air Purifier, clean your ducts, purchase a humidifier and professionally clean your dryer vents.
Taken together, these measures will help reduce the risk of Covid-19 through airborne transmission.
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