Does Improving your Air Quality Reduce your Risk of Coronavirus?
Posted: December 1, 2020
The dark and damp environment inside your central heating and cooling system is the perfect breeding ground for germs and biological growth, even when there is not an ongoing pandemic. The system typically moves over 1 million cubic feet of air throughout your home each day. Constantly recycled indoor air can accumulate an abundance of airborne contaminants including the Coronavirus.
According to the EPA this air can be 2 to 5 times, even 100 times worse than the outside air.
This is largely due to today’s energy-efficient home construction which limits natural ventilation through cracks and crevices and traps in contaminants that can aggravate asthma, allergies, while also preserving and mobilizing the Coronavirus.
Taking steps to improve your air-quality can be a significant part of your fight to stave off the coronavirus within your home or workplace.
Research has shown that the combination of proper air filtration in combination with UVC light can significantly reduce the number of airborne particles and infectious bacteria and viruses. Having either one of these systems installed can help reduce your risk but using them together is the ideal solution to reducing your risk.
How UVC Lights Kill Coronavirus:
With the right intensity, UVC energy is able to kill any kind of bacteria or virus. We presently don’t know specifically the UVC dose necessary to kill this new Novel Coronavirus, yet viruses are some of the easiest micro-organisms to kill. Testing will have to be done to determine this kill rate, yet UVC will also disrupt its DNA, sterilizing it and rendering the virus harmless, even at lower UVC dosages. The amount of UVC intensity, measure in microwatts, necessary to kill viruses varies from virus to virus.
The bottom line is that we have the highest microwatt intensity lamps on the residential market today at 180 microwatts @ one meter away. And we don’t cover our lamps making them the most effective at killing and sterilizing any virus or bacteria.
How Polarized Media Air Cleaners can Prevent the Transmission of Coronavirus:
SolaceAir Cleaners use electronic polarized-media technology for maximum air cleaning capability. Active electronic, polarized-media air cleaners use a safe 24 volt current to establish a polarized electric field. Airborne particles pass through the field and adhere to the media. The air cleaner’s efficiency increases as it loads, providing exceptionally high efficiency with air resistance much lower than expensive disposable filters.
Polarized-Media Air Cleaners capture the smallest sub-micron particles, in addition to airborne allergens, and some gases and odors. Polarized-Media Air Cleaners capture 97% of particles at .3 microns and continues trapping particles much smaller in size.
In Conclusion, While both of these systems are effective independently at reducing your risk of coronavirus they each serve a specific purpose. The UVC lights provide sterilization of the air while the air cleaners or filtration then removes particulate as a second barrier of protection.
We hope that this has been informative and helped you to understand these services that we can provide to help the community during this time of crisis.
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