The COVID-19 pandemic has forced us all to take extra steps and precautions to ensure the safety of ourselves and our loved ones against the spread of the virus. We take care to regularly wash our hands, we wear masks when we have to go out to public places, and we are mindful of maintaining proper social distancing with others.
As we all adjust to these new habits routines, maintaining the safety of our homes is more important than ever as we head towards the end of summer and the beginning of fall and winter. During these months of spending even more time at home, preventing the spread of airborne illnesses, not just COVID-19 but even the common cold and flu, will be key to staying safe and healthy.
The best way to prevent the spread of airborne illnesses is by maintaining pure indoor air quality with the help of home air purifiers and proper home care. While many residential grade air purifiers in the past worked to prevent the spread of dust and dander, new technologies from manufactures like Respicaire use ultraviolet lighting to also kill and prevent the spread of airborne germs and bacteria.
How home air purifiers work
Air purifiers install as part of your return-air ductwork, catching air before it reaches your air conditioner or furnace. There, its filter collects air pollutants like dirt, dust, and dander along with airborne microorganisms, germs, and bacteria that cause illnesses. But, while a regular filter would just hold on to these dangerous particles, air purifiers take extra measures to prevent the spread.
Many leading-edge home air purifiers use UV rays to breakdown the genetic materials of bacteria and viruses and kill them before they have a chance to recirculate through your home. Hospitals have relied on UV lighting to fight the airborne spread of pathogens and germs for years, and now similar and extremely safe techniques are now being used in homes.
With dust, dirt, and hair now caught in the filter and airborne bacteria is stopped dead in its tracks, pure, clean, sanitized air is now free to enter your home and help you breathe safer and easier.
Can air purifiers help against the spread of COVID-19?
Of course, we all realize at this point just how dangerous and resilient the coronavirus can be. The best way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is by following CDC guidelines for social distancing and wearing masks.
While an air purification system won’t prevent the spread of the virus through direct contact, an air purifier utilizing UV rays can greatly increase the air quality and purity of indoor spaces and aid in the prevention of the airborne spread of COVID-19.
Research has shown that UV rays can have a deadly effect on airborne COVID-19 particles similar to those of other airborne flu and virus microbes. Equipping your home with airborne defense against germs and bacteria, especially as we prepare for seasons where we will be spending extra time indoors, can help give you and your family extra protection.
Great for all times and all seasons
Even once we eventually overcome the COVID-19 pandemic, and we will overcome it one day, air purifiers are an investment that will protect your home’s air quality for years to come!
For homes with young children or at-risk individuals, air purifiers are a great proactive measure against other airborne bacteria illnesses like the common cold and the flu, as well as allergens, irritants, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that contribute to worsening asthma and other respiratory health conditions.
As you try and protect your family from the cold and flu seasons under ordinary circumstances, an air purifier is a terrific luxury for your home to have.
Interested in learning more about how a home air purifier can help keep your air sanitized and safe against airborne bacteria and viruses? Call Hoosier Indoor Air today at 317-888-9111 or schedule a consultation online. Our team is taking every precaution against the spread of COVID-19 during our in-home visits and can help advise on the best ways you can keep your home’s air comfortable and safe this year.