This year has left what seems to be most of the world living indoors to help stop the spread of COVID-19. Although you may feel safe inside your home, the air quality you breathe may be susceptible to bacteria, other airborne viruses, and allergens that can cause sickness. The main priority of sanitizing hands and hard surfaces may soon take a backseat because the air quality in your home can be just as infectious.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), “Evidence now confirms that this coronavirus can remain airborne for longer times and further distances than originally thought. In addition, to close contact with infected people and contaminated surfaces, the spread of COVID-19 may also occur via airborne particles in indoor environments, in some circumstances beyond the 2 m (about 6ft) range encouraged by some social distancing recommendations.”
When renovating or building your indoor living space, consider installing an air purifier to your HVAC system using certified HEPA filters. It can significantly reduce potential airborne transmission of air pollution, reduce odors, and can even increase productivity. The HEPA filter is rated 99.97% effective in blocking air pollutants.
Let’s be honest, the last thing you may think about in the home is the air quality but understanding the consequences of air control can lessen your chance of getting ill while enjoying your newly renovated space. Pittsburgh Stone & Waterscapes and the all-inclusive process will not only consider your project details but will add the attention to detail you are looking for in-home renovations. It is important to not overlook your health, and PSW is here to remind you of that.
Learn more about whole-home air purifiers from Bloomair. Breakdown the best five air purifiers from 2020, and read helpful reviews to choose the best system for your home.