How to Clean the Air in my Home to Avoid Viruses

Many people are concerned with how to remove viruses from their Solon, Ohio, home’s air. The COVID-19 pandemic has affected every big city and small town throughout Northeast Ohio and around the world, and keeping your home’s air clean and healthy is more important now than ever. Here are three tips on how to clean the air in your home in order to avoid the spread of viral infections.

1. Change Your HVAC Filter

Although most HVAC filters cannot capture viruses, changing them every 30 to 60 days will help your respiratory health. Choose the highest minimum efficiency reported value (MERV) rating for HVAC filters. The higher the MERV rating, the smaller the particles it captures. A high-efficiency particulate (HEPA) HVAC filter is also a good choice. They capture large viruses 0.3 microns in size.

2. Use an Air Purifier

Air purifiers sterilize your home’s air. They may use UV-C irradiation or activated carbon. There are also air filters that use ozone to break apart the protein envelopes of viruses and cell walls of bacteria, mold and pollen. Choose a room-size air purifier for a bedroom, or consider a whole-house air purifier installed by our KW Lang Mechanical technicians.

3. Add Ventilation

Better airflow reduces the viral load in your home. Bringing in fresh outdoor air and removing the indoor air lessens your chance of breathing in viruses or bacteria coughed or sneezed out by a member of your household. An attic fan or the fan function of your HVAC system enhances ventilation.

At KW Lang Mechanical, we help with indoor air quality and also offer installation, maintenance and repair of variable refrigeration system installations, variable air volume systems and water source heat pumps. Homeowners interested in energy-efficient home comfort systems also benefit from our variable volume and temperature systems, geothermal heat pumps, and variable refrigerant flow and frequency drive heat pumps. Additionally, we’re the team to trust with heating and cooling repairs, installation and maintenance. For more details about how to clean the air and get rid of viruses in your Solon, Ohio, home, call us at KW Lang Mechanical.

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