Prevent Airborne Viruses
Prevent Airborne Viruses
We all know the list of major airborne viruses (the flu, the common cold, and COVID-19) but measles, mumps, and SARs are also airborne.
These airborne viruses are transmitted through aerosols from talking, singing, laughing, crying, sneezing, coughing, and even just breathing.
While scientists are still trying to determine the infectious dose required to contract one of these airborne viruses, they do know that it is transmitted via long-term exposure in indoor environments.
Stale indoor air allows these infected aerosols to hang in the air due to the size of these airborne viruses increasing the risk of transmission.
For example, COVID-19 is around 0.12 microns in size and most airborne viruses are about double that size at 0.3 microns.
To help reduce the transmission of airborne viruses, you will need to make sure your indoor environment has the proper HVAC equipment.
As we tend to spend more and more time indoors, having effective airborne virus protection equipment is vital to reduce the risk of transmission.
AprilAire has several solutions to help combat airborne viruses inside your home.
Fresh air ventilation helps dilute the amount of virus-laden air by pulling the infected air out and replacing it with fresh air from the outside.
Another way is to reduce the size of the droplets by balancing your home's humidity. Dry indoor air evaporates these droplets making them small in size and allowing them to hang in the air and recirculate much more effectively. By adding moisture into the air through a humidifier you can increase the droplet size and force the droplets to surfaces much quicker. Humidity control also helps increase your body's immune response.
Air purification helps capture airborne viruses that pass through an air filter. A MERV 16 air filter can capture up to 96 percent of viruses that pass through the system. For those in a dorm, apartment, or office, you can combat airborne viruses with a portable air purifier.
For the most effective virus protection, an AprilAire Healthy Air System combines fresh air ventilation, air purification, and humidity control. This multi-pronged approach is an effective tool to combat most indoor air issues.
Contact a local Healthy Air Pro, to get effective airborne virus protection inside your home.
A multi-pronged approach to effective virus protection. This system combines fresh air ventilation, humidity control, and air filtration to reduce the proliferation of airborne viruses.
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