At AprilAire we believe healthy air is essential – especially in your home. The coronavirus pandemic has brought indoor air quality to the forefront as you and your family are spending far more time in your home. Unfortunately, we do not have a cure for the coronavirus, but AprilAire does offer solutions to help reduce the proliferation of airborne viruses and other air quality issues in your home.
Reduce the Proliferation of Airborne Viruses with Healthy Air
Healthy air is all we do at AprilAire, and as the industry leader we want to take this opportunity to share information with you on how to create healthy air in your home. More than ever we feel a responsibility to spread the word on the importance of healthy air in the home, the science behind how a home’s air system works, and proven, best-practice healthy air solutions.
We support the findings and recommendation of ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) that the most effective way to prevent proliferation of airborne viruses is by installing a whole home Healthy Air System containing 3 essential elements: Air Filtration, Humidity Control and Fresh Air Ventilation.
These components are designed to work with your heating and air conditioning equipment to create a healthy air environment in your home by introducing healthy, fresh air into your home, maintaining a level of humidity that helps prevent the proliferation of viruses, and helping to remove airborne dust, allergens, bacteria, and viruses.
Air Filtration to Reduce The Proliferation of Airborne Viruses
Proper filtration of both the air in your home and incoming ventilation air is key to reducing the proliferation of airborne viruses. According to the U.S. National Institutes of Health’s National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM)the coronavirus nominally has a particle size of 0.13 microns and most airborne viruses range from 0.03 to 0.3 microns.
AprilAire MERV 16 Allergy & Asthma Filters provide the highest rate of effectiveness. They can capture up to 98%* of airborne particles the size of viruses. Our whole-home AprilAire 5000 Electronic Air Cleaner is an effective product to capture airborne viruses. It is up to 99%* efficient at trapping airborne virus-size particles.
Healthy Humidity Solutions
Proper Humidity reduces the transmission of viruses. ASHRAE promotes keeping humidity between 40-60% to minimize virus survival rates. AprilAire provides humidifier products such as the 600, 700, and 800 and the 1850 dehumidifier to help keep the home between this optimal range.
Fresh Air Ventilation
Having a properly functioning whole-home ventilation system is critical to maintaining a healthy home environment. Fresh air is not only clean and refreshing but ventilation also helps dilute and remove contaminants.
Homeowners should use a ventilation system to bring in fresh air from the outside to dilute stagnant indoor air. The air inside the home can be up to 5 times more polluted than the air outside. Products such as the AprilAire Model 8126X Ventilation System or Model 8140 Fresh Air Ventilator bring in the recommended amount of fresh air. They also have patented control logic to minimize energy usage. Coupling these systems with our IAQ thermostats allows homeowners to easily adjust the amount of fresh air being brought (into) your home.
Whole-Home Product Control
The AprilAire whole-home products work with our IAQ thermostats to provide an easy user experience.
Help reduce airborne viruses and other particulates in the home with AprilAire Products.To help find the perfect Healthy Air product for your home, go to our Find A Pro page to locate a dealer in your area.
AprilAire products are not intended to cure or treat any known airborne viruses but can help in the reduction of airborne viruses in your home.
*Contaminants removed based on air passing through the filtering system.