Is there a way to kill the Coronavirus in my house? Can I filter the air for COVID-19? How can I kill COVID-19 in my home once it’s gotten in?
These are questions we’re hearing over and over. So far, Sioux City has been luckier than more densely populated parts of the US, but we’ve still seen a rise in the number of positive COVID-19 tests. Many people are isolating at home during the pandemic. People who have to leave their house every day face concerns about bringing the virus into their house when they return home every day. So how are people keeping their homes safe from the coronavirus?
Keeping Your Home Safe From COVID-19
The CDC has a number of strategies for keeping the coronavirus out of your home. They offer tips on how to clean surfaces, how to minimize exposure by avoiding close contact with others. They even offer resources for businesses looking for guidance on HVAC measures that can be taken to minimize the spread of the virus.
Can running the HVAC system in my home help protect me from COVID-19?
By itself, running your HVAC system is not enough to protect yourself and your family from COVID-19. However, your HVAC system does play a vital role in reducing the spread, especially when it is running properly.
The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has issued the following statement:
Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 through the air is sufficiently likely that airborne exposure to the virus should be controlled. Changes to building operations, including the operation of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems, can reduce airborne exposures.
Ventilation and filtration provided by heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems can reduce the airborne concentration of SARS-CoV-2 and thus the risk of transmission through the air. Unconditioned spaces can cause thermal stress to people that may be directly life threatening and that may also lower resistance to infection. In general, disabling of heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning systems is not a recommended measure to reduce the transmission of the virus.ASHRAE, Coronavirus Response Resources
how can Sioux City’s Favorite HVAC company help Protect your family Home from COVID-19?
We prioritize our customers’ health and safety, in all HVAC applications – always have. CW Suter Services operates under the premise that excellent air quality starts with proper ventilation, air conditioning, and heating service.
We’ve kept our fingers on the pulse of how indoor air quality technology helps infectious disease control. This is a Novel Coronavirus, but it is not our Novel rodeo. (Get it? It’s not our first rodeo? #DadJokes)
CW Suter Services is known for being Sioux City’s “high tech” HVAC team. Why? Because we make it a point to stay on the bleeding edge of air quality and efficiency technologies. We knew iWave® air purifiers fit the bill from the moment we laid eyes (lungs?) on it.
iWave Air Purifier Successfully Kills Coronavirus in Lab Testing
Our article IAQ in the Time of Coronavirus is an early response to the 2020 Coronavirus Pandemic. In it, we talked about the iWave® because of its ability to kill multiple bacteria and airborne viruses, but warned that we couldn’t speak to effectiveness against COVID-19.
A new tool in the fight against Coronavirus?
Independent lab tests now show that the iWave® Air Purifier can kill the Coronavirus! All tests were run using proprietary NPBI™ technology.
Testing in the controlled study showed a 99.4% reduction rate in the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) after only 30 minutes. It showed a 90% reduction of the Human Coronavirus 229E after 60 minutes.
Test chambers are created to evaluate the efficacy of air purifiers in conditions like operating rooms, schools, airplanes, homes, and factories.
iWave’s Needle Point Bi-polar Ionization (NBPI) technology is in a wide range of applications across diverse environmental conditions. Each individual application and environment varies, so we urge our customers to speak with one of our HVAC experts for a professional assessment regarding the technology’s potential benefit.
Interested in how an iWave Air Purifier can help you stay healthy? Call us and ask for an appointment to talk about adding the iWave to your HVAC system – or request more information online!