Can an air purifier help protect you and your family in the era of Coronavirus, social distancing and lockdowns? Experts say an air purifier can offer some level of protection in certain situations, most notably if a member of your household caught the virus.
COVID-19 is a relatively new virus, so the world’s understanding of it is still evolving. However, based on current evidence, it seems the virus spreads through droplets expelled from the body whenever a person coughs, talks and breathes. While most of the droplets fall down quickly, some remain airborne.
Even if there are no confirmed cases in your home, it’s still important to maintain good indoor air quality (IAQ). If you’re considering installing an air purifier in your home, our residential AC experts at Air Products & Services recommend Air Scrubber by Aerus®. What are its features?
Conventional air purifiers use a wide variety of filtration methods to remove air contaminants from inside your home. However, they can’t completely eliminate all airborne contaminants. Ionizers can reduce dust in the air, but not viruses, while UV air purifiers can only eliminate the virus within a small radius. Air Scrubber, on the other hand, can eliminate up to 99.9% of airborne pollutants through its ActivePure Technology. Air Scrubber distributes oxidizing molecules throughout your home, rapidly destroying fungi, mold and odor-causing bacteria in the air and on surfaces.
Research from top universities such as Kansas State University and the University of Cincinnati have validated Air Scrubber’s efficiency. In particular, researchers from the University of Cincinnati have proven that AirPlus technology can kill more than 90% of RNA viruses. (COVID-19 is classified as an RNA virus, but the effectiveness of AirPlus technology at removing COVID-19 hasn’t yet been tested).
The Importance of Indoor Air Quality
In the era of COVID-19 and lockdowns, Americans are spending more time in their homes, which is why it’s so important to maintain good IAQ. Installing an air purifier and ensuring your AC unit undergoes routine residential and commercial AC maintenance are just a couple of the ways you can improve IAQ. To learn more about how you can improve the air quality in your home, consult an experienced technician.
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