How Your HVAC System Fights COVID-19 and Other Viruses

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As we head into the third year of the COVID-19 pandemic, we all are aware of public health measures we can employ to protect ourselves and slow the transmission of this highly contagious virus. 

Did you know that your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system also can serve as the first line of defense against COVID-19, other viruses, and bacteria in your New Jersey home?  

At Comfort Now by Bob McAllister, our priority is your health, safety, and comfort. We are proud to offer high-quality indoor air quality (IAQ) products such as Air Scrubber Plus® by Aerus that keep your environment free from airborne pollutants. 

With the Omicron variant of COVID-19 surging nationwide and public health officials this month describing virus transmission as high in Cape May and Atlantic counties, we recommend you take additional steps to protect your Cape May Court House home.  

How COVID-19 Travels

The virus spreads via airborne particles and droplets of respiratory fluid exhaled by an infected person. Indoors, the airborne matter can travel beyond six feet. It can move throughout an entire room, accumulate, and linger in the atmosphere, even after the infected person has left the space. 

You can become infected if you inhale the droplets or if they enter your eyes, nose, or mouth. 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says an HVAC system can impact the spread of the virus. The agency notes that improved ventilation and air cleaning will not eliminate the virus on their own but are essential components of a broader COVID-19 prevention strategy.

Public health officials also recommend your strategy include vaccines, testing, washing hands often, physical distancing, disinfecting surfaces in your home, and wearing a mask. 

Filtration Can Help

In addition to bacteria and viruses, contaminants such as pet dander, dust mites, and mold spores that result from high humidity could be polluting the air you breathe at home in Cape May Court House.

Poor indoor air quality can trigger asthma attacks, irritate eyes, nose, and throat, and worsen respiratory conditions. Clean air contributes to your comfort and health.

At Comfort Now by Bob McAllister, we offer solutions to reduce particulate matter, maintain humidity at an appropriate level, zap odors, and increase ventilation.

Clean air starts with upgrading your furnace air filter. We can help you choose a high-efficiency product that traps particles from circulating through the air you breathe while also maintaining airflow to your heating system. 

Scrub Viruses Away

Comfort Now by Bob McAllister recommends the Air Scrubber Plus for the ultimate air cleaning solution. This whole-house air purifier works in conjunction with your HVAC system. 

Air scrubbers traditionally have been used for mold remediation and to remove gases and harmful particles from construction sites, industrial areas, and renovation projects. In the last decade, residential air scrubbers that work in conjunction with HVAC systems have gained popularity. 

The Air Scrubber Plus sits inside your furnace ductwork, where it uses ActivePure® Technology to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust from the air in your home. Air Scrubber Plus also prevents dust build-up in your HVAC system. 

At Comfort Now by Bob McAllister, we also offer a portable scrubber, Aerus Pure & Clean. 

ActivePure Technology, which is used in both portable and integrated systems, is effective against a myriad of pathogens including, SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19), Swine Flu, Bird Flu, MRSA, E.coli, among others. In laboratory tests, ActivePure reduced 99.9 percent of airborne SARS-CoV-2 in three minutes and 99.98 percent of the virus in seven hours.

When used in conjunction with good hygiene and public health protocols, indoor air quality products such as Air Scrubber Plus can help safeguard your health. 

Clean Your Indoor Air Today

Gain peace of mind, improved comfort, and clean indoor air by choosing Air Scrubber Plus for your Cape May Court House, NJ, home. Comfort Now by Bob McAllister provides solutions for your HVAC needs. Call us at 609-400-1005 or request service online.

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