Coronavirus – Is It Safe to Use Your Air Conditioner?

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With triple-digit temperatures now officially here, many Valley residents are once again turning to their air conditioners to keep their homes comfortable. Yet, with the continued advice to social distance and stay at home, it begs an important question. Is it safe to use your air conditioner?

Many homeowners have asked us this question lately – especially since the publishing of evidence that suggested that air conditioners may circulate infectious droplets of COVID19. While debate continues on how the virus is spread, nearly all health experts agree that the largest risk remains close contact with other people. In other words, if you’re practicing safe social distancing measures on a consistent basis, you have little to worry about when it comes to running your air conditioner.

Added Protection from Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Because most of us are staying inside due to the pandemic, indoor air quality has become more important than ever. Clean indoor air not only contributes to overall well-being and comfort, it can increase productivity – something that’s especially beneficial for family members who are working or learning from home.

An optimally functioning HVAC system can play an essential role in purifying indoor air from airborne contaminants, including bacteria, mold, mildew, and yes, viruses. So, it’s a great time to schedule an HVAC tune-up. Belts, condenser, evaporator coils and more are inspected and cleaned. Your filter will also be replaced as it serves as a first line of defense in indoor air quality.

At Cool Blew, we are also recommending to homeowners that they consider a complete cleaning of their air ducts to remove dust, mold and other microorganisms that can negatively impact air quality. For those who are at higher risk, we suggest the Air Scrubber Plus which has been shown to reduce up to 99.99% of harmful contaminants. The system uses advanced technology that is more than 50 times more powerful than standard air filters.

Call us today to learn more about our indoor air quality solutions and how we can help ensure your home’s indoor air is safe and comfortable all summer long.