The type of coronavirus known as COVID-19 has become a serious health concern across the nation as well as here in Vero Beach, Florida. But will the right HVAC measures such as improving air quality kill Coronavirus? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have warned that the virus can be caught through the air. As a result, many people are taking steps to protect themselves and their properties from exposure in any way they can.
Air Quality and Disease
Many people who suffer from allergies and other forms of respiratory disease use advanced air filters and purifiers to improve their properties. These devices work by drawing in air, filtering it, and then releasing the cleaner air back into the system. Many air purifiers come with HEPA ratings or High-efficiency particulate air. They have been found to capture up to 99% of pollutants in the air including pollen, mold, and pet dander. They even come in different sizes to target particular hazards.
Air purifiers also work in a similar manner to clean the air. They can come in many different forms and sizes from plugin units for small rooms to whole-home systems. Air purifiers come in many different types including but not limited to:
- HEPA Air Purifiers
- Carbon Filter Air Purifiers
- Ionic Air Purifiers
- Air Purifier and Humidifier Combinations
- UV Light Air Purifiers
- Some indoor plants can even work as air purifiers.
But Will Improving Air Quality Kill Coronavirus if I Use the Right Air Filter or Air Purifier?
In short, improving your air quality is unlikely to kill the Coronavirus, especially since we don’t know enough about it. More tests and units need to be performed. Even if such a unit existed, the virus would have to pass through the filter and/or purifier in order to be contained. However, there are units that claim to kill germs and have anti-bacterial properties. For example, this air purifying unit made by Guardian Technology claims to have a UV light that “helps kill airborne viruses such as influenza, staph, rhinovirus” and other volatile organic compounds.
Air Quality in Vero Beach, Florida
Air Docs of the Treasure Coast HVAC Services is a locally owned company that aims to improve the air quality of people’s property in Vero Beach, Fellsmere, Sebastian, Palm Bay, Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, and the surrounding areas. Feel free to contact us to learn more about how we can help you.