COVID-19 HVAC Prevention
The spread of (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned here in Gainesville, Florida. At Browning Heating and Air Conditioning, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your family. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to Gainesville families and businesses that are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly and effective when it comes to improving your indoor air quality.
During these uncertain times, we do want all of our homeowners to know that were are still operating as normal as possible given the current circumstances. We will wear face masks upon request of any homeowners as well as taking extra precautions around the elderly. Any of our employees that seem or feel even a little bit sick will be sent home until we know for sure they are not sick. Many people are now being forced to work from home and many schools completely closed paired with rising temperatures here in North Florida and summer at our doorstep air conditioning is going to soon become a necessity rather than a need. At Browning heating and air we have you covered.
What Is COVID-19?
COVID-19 was first detected in China in December 2019 and has rapidly spread around the world. Symptoms range from a common cold to more severe health issues. An infected person’s cough spreads the corona virus through the respiratory system.
How HVAC Equipment Can Help You Stay Healthy
Indoor air quality equipment can be designed to restore humidity levels, remove stale air and kill bacteria. In many cases, this equipment is integrated with your existing duct work and HVAC equipment, which is why you want one of our trained and certified and insured professionals at Browning to do the work.
Indoor air quality products that you may want to consider for your home include:
- UV Antibacterial Lamps like that APCO-X
attack biological contaminants inside the home, such as bacteria and viruses, mold spores, and mildew. The APCO-X according to the CDC will eliminate “particulate, biological and VOC odors”. Not only using and UV-C light the APCO-X also utilizes carbon catalyst cells to neutralize biological contaminants such as mold, bacteria, and viruses.
- Whole-house air filtration systems that trap dust, pollen, bacteria, and other pollutants.
- Energy Recovery Ventilators that exhaust the stale indoor air and bring in fresh, preconditioned air from the outdoors.
- Whole-house humidifiers and dehumidifiers to properly adjust the amount of moisture in your home.
Many of these systems are used in hospitals and industrial facilities around the country. They are proven at maintaining indoor air quality and are designed to keep you comfortable and healthy inside your home or business.
Indoor Air Quality Impact and Your Health
Have you ever started sneezing or coughing right after you entered a building or home? You can probably blame the poorly maintained indoor air quality.
The US Environmental Protection Agency ranks indoor air quality as one of the top five environmental risks to the public’s health. It gets even scarier when you consider that most people spend the vast majority of their time indoors.
You want an HVAC system that is designed to know how to maintain fresh indoor air quality.
Reduce Infection Chances
Remember, these systems maintain a healthy air quality but do not prevent anyone from getting infected. With that being said these precautions will help protect you within your home. Safety precautions should still be taken when in the general public. Corona virus can survive many days on a surface, such as a door handle. Good hygiene plays a critical role in your health.
Because COVID-19 is spread through respiratory outlets officials recommend:
- Wash your hands frequently
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth until you wash your hands
- Wipe off door handles and light switches, especially if they are frequently used
- Maintain a distance of at least three feet from anyone coughing or sneezing
- Stay home if you feel unwell
Until a vaccine for COVID-19 is available, common sense and good hygiene are your best weapons for staying healthy. Give us a call at Browning Heating and Air to day to explore your air quality possibilities.
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