As the coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) spreads, all of us at Long Heating, Cooling and Geothermal have the same concerns as you. Our priority is the health and safety of our customers, our employees and all fellow Americans.
What is COVID-19?
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), 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 coronavirus through respiratory droplets.
So how can your HVAC equipment help you stay healthy?
Indoor air quality equipment can help restore humidity levels, remove stale air and kill bacteria. This equipment can be integrated with your existing ductwork and heating/air equipment.
Indoor air quality products for your home include:
- UV (Ultraviolet) Lamps attack contaminants inside the home, including bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and mildew.
- Whole House air purification and filtering systems capable of eliminating or trapping dust, dander, and pollen from your home.
- Humidifiers and dehumidifiers to properly adjust the amount of moisture in your home.
- Energy Recovery Ventilators (ERVs) that exhaust the stale indoor air and bring in fresh, preconditioned air from the outdoors.
What can you do to reduce infection chances?
It is important to note that these systems maintain a healthy indoor air quality, but they will not prevent you from getting COVID 19. The Coronavirus can survive many days on surfaces, such as a door knob or countertop. Good hygiene plays a critical role in your health.
Currently, the only way to prevent this illness is to avoid being exposed to the virus. The CDC recommends everyday preventative actions for this and other respiratory illnesses, including:
- Regularly washing hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds and drying hands thoroughly.
- Using a 60% or greater alcohol-based hand sanitizer, if soap and water are not available.
- Cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched objects and surfaces.
- Avoiding touching eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Staying home when sick, except to seek medical attention.
- Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
- Prepare for possible isolation requirements.
- Know employer, school and childcare attendance/sick-leave policies.
- Those who have respiratory symptoms (coughing, sneezing or difficulty breathing) and who have suspected COVID-19 infection should wear a medical mask around others.
Want to learn more?
At Long Heating, Cooling and Geothermal, we offer a variety products and services designed to keep you comfortable and safe. Call or request service online today to learn more about our indoor air quality services.