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Will Your HVAC System Protect You from Coronavirus?

by Mar 17, 20201st choice inspections, Home Inspections, HVAC Inspections

Air quality in the home is extremely important for your health, but it’s commonly overlooked or ignored. However, in the wake of the corona virus, everyone wants to know how to keep themselves healthy. Is your home protected? Is your HVAC system capable of filtering the corona virus out of your air?

Unfortunately, the answer is no. With a high-quality filter (anything above MERV 11) you can trust your HVAC system to filter large particles that carry viruses on them, but an airborne sickness like the corona virus is too small for even a premium filter to clean from your air. Don’t panic just yet though, because high air quality is still important for keeping you healthy. You should keep your HVAC system in top condition and have it inspected to make sure it’s running efficiently.

Why Air Quality Is Important

If you have allergies, asthma, chronic respiratory issues, or any illness that compromises your immune system, you can protect yourself from the corona virus by maintaining high quality air in your home. If there’s dust, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, or mold spores circulating in your air, it can weaken your body and make you more susceptible to becoming infected with corona virus, or any other virus you come into contact with.

How Can My HVAC Help?

If your HVAC system is in good condition with a high-quality filter, it can filter all that junk from your air. This will help you breathe better, keep you from getting sick so often, and give you a better chance against viruses.

What Can I Do?

First, it’s a good idea to clean your air ducts regularly. How often you need to clean them is something that you need to discuss with an HVAC professional, since it varies from home to home. If you need your air ducts checked, or if you need to know how often to clean them, consult one of our licensed inspectors at 1st Choice Inspection Services. You should also get your HVAC system inspected to make sure everything is working right, which we can do at an affordable price.

Also, you need to invest in a high-quality air filter to ensure all the harmful pollutants get cleaned out of your air. Any filter rated at MERV 11 or higher is what we recommend. A filter of this quality should be changed every 90 days to keep your air clean and safe.

1st Choice Inspection Services Can Help!

Our team of licensed inspectors values education, professionalism, and quality above all else. With over 30 years of experience, we are qualified and committed to give you the best service. Our inspections are thorough, and we’ll take the time to let you know of any problem areas we find. We’ll also educate you on what you can do to keep your HVAC system running right. If we find any issues, we’ll give you an estimate for the time and cost of repairs. We’ve received countless glowing reviews from satisfied customers, and you can become one of them. Give us a call or request our services on our website. We’re happy to help.


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