Coronavirus pandemic in all over the world has renewed the awareness of having healthy air in both indoor and outdoor. All homeowners seem to be worried about the indoor air quality because of this Coronavirus pandemic. But there’s good news– your HVAC system can be the solution to this problem. HVAC system blocks most of the small particles like bacteria, viruses, pollens, allergens, etc. from entering your house. As a result, you get pure and clean air inside your house. But as your HVAC system blocks all these particles, it can become dirty very quickly.
Since HVAC systems are placed outside, homeowners often forget to clean the HVAC system, and as a result, those contagious elements in your HVAC system can harm your health.
In this pandemic situation, none wants to find them in an overwhelmed hospital with a new disease. So, the importance of cleaning your HVAC system is more important than any other time.
Read more to know about the nasty things that can be present in your HVAC system.
3 Probable Contagious & Harmful Elements Present in Your HVAC System
1. Viruses and Bacteria
Viruses and bacteria spread quickly when all the floors and areas of a building have a common HVAC system. In recent days, we have witnessed the Sick Building Syndrome in many office employees, and it spread through the ductwork of the HVAC system. Many scientists think that the Coronavirus is airborne, and it can float in the air as droplets for some time. However, some experts contradict the idea. But you shouldn’t take any risk when it comes to your health. If the Coronavirus is indeed airborne, then there’s a huge risk of getting infected by it from your dirty HVAC equipment. Also, if you have a common HVAC system and someone in your building is infected by the Corona Virus, the virus can transmit through the ductwork. When this happens, it will spread like wildfire.
So, you must clean the air ducts in order to keep yourself safe from viruses and bacteria. By cleaning the air ducts, you can remove the contaminants present in your HVAC system and have clean indoor air.
When you live in a big city, you will face pollution everywhere. When you enter your house, it’s like going into a shelter from pollution. But sometimes due to the wrong HVAC design, you can face pollution in your house also. HVAC designs that work for rural areas won’t work for urban areas. If you don’t want to have polluted air inside your house, you have a few options. Firstly, check the ventilation of your house. Poor ventilation often causes this problem. Secondly, check the air filter of your HVAC system. An air filter can be very handy in this pandemic situation. Try to use a high MERV air filter so that it can block smaller particles from entering your house. Also, don’t forget to change the air filters frequently. As it blocks the small particles, it can become dirty very quickly. The ideal time for changing the air filter is between 60 to 90 days.
3. Dust & Pet Dander
If you have pets, you’ll see the hair of your pet here and there. These can cause you trouble if you have an allergy to pet dander. However, a functioning HVAC system removes all the dust and pet dander from the air and gives you clean. But meanwhile, these dust and pet dander can be stuck in the ductwork of your HVAC system. As a result, you won’t get the clean air inside your house. In order to have clean air inside your house, you’ll have to clean the ductwork of your house.
These are the few contagious and harmful elements that can be present in your HVAC system and ways to clean it.
In this pandemic situation, try to change the air filter of your HVAC system regularly as the air filter works as a mask for your HVAC system. It’s not necessary that the air filter will keep your house safe from the Corona Virus, but with a higher MERV rating air filter, your HVAC system can block small particles that can fight against the virus.
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