Will an Air Purifier Help Protect Me from the Coronavirus?
Right now, people across the country are taking extraordinary steps to protect themselves during this global pandemic. Between stocking up on food and toilet paper, following stay-at-home orders, and practicing social distancing, it’s safe to say we’re all going to great lengths to keep ourselves and our loved ones healthy. Still, it’s natural to wonder in times of crisis whether we could be doing more.
To this end, some homeowners may be asking themselves, “will an air purifier help protect me from the Coronavirus?” Read on for what you need to know, and make sure to contact our indoor air quality experts at Roby Services for all your essential home service needs.
What an Air Purification System Can Actually Protect You From
Today’s whole-home air purification systems are extremely advanced, and can help you get rid of a range of contaminants and allergens. Everything including dust, pollen, pet dander, smoke, mold and mildew, and even some bacteria and viruses can be reduced with the help of a cutting-edge air purifier. That being said, it’s important to get something straight right off the bat: an air purification system is not an effective means of protecting yourself or your family from COVID-19.
The truth is, you would need a hospital-grade air purifier to help filter out the Coronavirus, and even then, there’s no guarantee it would work. Residential air purification systems are great for many things, but this Novel Coronavirus is an extremely serious threat, which can be spread easily through airborne droplets and may be able to survive on certain surfaces between 24-72 hours. To wit, the only reliable way to protect yourself from the Coronavirus is to continue following the advice of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention): wash and sanitize your hands often, cover coughs and sneezes, avoid contact with those outside of your household, wear a mask when you have to go out in public, and wipe down surfaces with cleaning and disinfecting solution frequently.
Of course, there are still a lot of reasons to consider installing an air purification system right now. At Roby Services, our IAQ pros offer air purifiers that can help improve the health and well-being of your entire household. Contact us today for the HALO-LED™ Whole Home In-Duct Air Purifier, which can last five years without replacement service, and comes with a seven-year limited warranty.
The truth is, we’re all likely to be spending a lot of time indoors over the next few weeks. While an air purification system may not keep the Coronavirus away, it can improve HVAC performance, reduce odors and irritants, help stop coughing, sneezing, eye irritation, and headaches, and help boost everyone in your house’s immune system (something which is particularly important right now.) Remember, the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has found that indoor air pollutants may be an even greater threat to our health than outdoor pollution. So if anyone in your home has allergies, asthma, or respiratory issues, or if you just want your whole household to feel better and breathe easier, you can’t go wrong by calling Roby Services to install a brand new air purifier.
Roby Services Is Still Here for Our Customers
Roby Services wants you to know that even in these crazy times, we are proud to be available for our community. Because we offer essential services like plumbing and electrical work, you can still count on us 24/7. We also want you to be aware that we have instituted additional precautionary measures, in order to be able to continue delivering outstanding service while protecting the safety of our customers and our technicians. Call Roby Services today for reliable, affordable, and safe indoor air quality services and more.