With all of the recent attention on germs and viruses, it is time to start thinking of how you can keep disease-causing germs away from your commercial building. There are several ways to keep airborne pathogens from circulating in the air that you, your staff, and your customers breathe in every day. Clean air is not only good for you, but it can prevent you from catching a virus. Nowhere is this more evident than in your HVAC system.
#1 Get the Right Filter to Keep Germs out of Your Air
A powerful Kennewick Washington, HVAC filter will not only remove dust, pollen, mold, mildew, debris and bacteria, but also viruses that can cause illnesses. Look for powerful filters that are specially designed to trap viruses and bacteria that can cause illnesses. There are HEPA-like filters that can capture particles as small as 2 microns. Hospitals are usually the primary purchasers of true HEPA filters, but any commercial property who is serious about lung health can purchase one.
You may want to consider purchasing a special filter like this. While it won’t replace face masks and washing hands, you may feel better with this additional protection against a virus. If you cannot find filters that will filter out viruses from your HVAC system on your own, contact a professional Kennewick, WA HVAC service company. They will be able to obtain a filter that can block viruses and that is compatible with your HVAC system.
#2 Look into Getting a UV Sanitizer System Installed
While filters can be highly effective in removing viruses from the air, some germs may still pass through and be circulated into the air. For the best protection against disease-causing viruses, consider a UV sanitizer system. These use ultraviolet light, similar to what is naturally produced by the sun to kill germs, mold, mildew and fungus that is in the air. The UV light is generated by a bulb and kills all kinds of bacteria, leaving your air sterile and free of germs. If you are prone to illnesses, have a compromised immune system, or simply want the healthiest environment possible in your commercial building, you will also enjoy germ-free air within your building with this type of system.
#3 Have Your Air Ducts Professionally Cleaned
Your air ducts may be harboring lots of germs that can spread illness. The ducts in old buildings can be especially dirty. Think of how many people have been in there over the years! Dampness and dust accumulation in air ducts resulting from neglect or failure to change filters can be a perfect breeding ground for a virus and other germs. Having your ducts cleaned will create healthier, cleaner air for everyone. It may also improve the airflow in your building, leading to lower monthly energy bills. A professional HVAC company can clean your ducts and inspect them for any problems resulting from years of neglecting needed HVAC maintenance.
Take the time now to put clean air at the top of your priorities list!