FilterTime understands the importance of air quality and with thCOVID-19 its become hyper-focused. We wanted to take some time to chat about ways to improve your indoor air quality during the COVID-19 pandemic. We are not medical experts and share the information below in conversation. We encourage you to do your own research to make an informed decision on what is best for you, your home and your family.
Regarding proper ventilation, in the home, EPA.gov suggests, “Ensuring proper ventilation with outside air can help reduce indoor airborne contaminants, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, and other viruses. However, by itself, increasing ventilation is not enough to protect people from exposure to the virus that causes COVID-19. When used along with other best practices (such as wearing masks, social distancing, frequent hand washing, and surface disinfection) recommended by the CDC, increasing ventilation can be part of a plan to protect yourself and your family.”
Based on suggested information we’ve compiled a list of ways to help keep your indoor air quality the best it can be during COVID-19. While a lot of these suggestions are things you should have been doing before COVID-19, many of these are specific ways to help reduce the spread while indoors.
How to Improve Indoor Air Quality During the COVID-19 Pandemic
- Get an air ventilator especially for those southern homes. A ventilator is a device that replaces the stale, recirculated air inside your home with fresh, filtered outdoor air. They are ideal for warm and humid climates because it cools and dehumidifies the incoming outdoor air.
- Get an air purifier for the home which helps trap dust, dander, and other particles while also killing bacteria and prevent mold growth.
- Have smaller gatherings in homes and reduce the overall occupancy in the home. This reduces the amount of literal breathing inside the home.
- Right now being outside is the safest, but of course, that’s not always plausible remember to open windows and use your screen doors for those ultra nice days.
- Turn on indoor fans to continuously keep the air flowing in your home.
- Turn bathroom fans on when guests are visiting to keep the air circulating in your bathroom.
- Always follow the latest CDC guidelines to ensure you are being as safe as possible.
- Regularly change your air filters and if you don’t remember to change them regularly sign-up with FilterTime which will keep you on the right schedule. We highly recommend during COVID-19 and especially allergy season to change your air filters once a month.
- Use an air filter with a good MERV rating and if you are unsure which MERV rating you should purchase please review this blog: “What are MERV Ratings?”
- Establish a regular cleaning schedule to remove dust from your house including chores like sweeping and vacuuming not just your floors but your furniture too.
- Provide masks and hand sanitizer for guests.
Have questions about COVID-19 and always would like to know facts? Please review a handful of sources to help answer your questions.
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