The weather has turned colder in the Midwest, people are staying indoors, and COVID-19 numbers continue to rise. While some businesses can survive with their employees working remotely, many cannot. If your business remains open, you may wonder if there are ways your HVAC system could slow the spread of COVID 19. It's important to note, changes to your ventilation system alone will not stop the spread of the corona virus; these are guidelines that along with other precautions (handwashing, masks, social distancing, etc.), can help lower the number of people infected.
The experts at Quality Refrigeration can look at your current system and let you know if there are areas for improvement. These are suggestions, not requirements. Please refer to the Minnesota Department of Health website for more information.
While commercial air filtration isn't a solution on its own, it is certainly part of your overall risk mitigation. In order for this to be effective, ensure your filters are installed properly and changed or cleaned regularly. Choose filters with a high MERV rating in order to filter out the smallest possible particles and aerosols in the air. It's important to note, the higher MERV rated filters let less air through. If you have an older system that already has a hard time keeping up with your space, these filters may exacerbate the situation. Talk with one of our expert technicians for more information about your specific system.
These are a good option to supplement your HVAC system's ventilation and filtration. Use in areas where proper ventilation is difficult or not possible to achieve. Be mindful of directing airflow away from people so it doesn't blow directly from one person to another.
Get in touch today to connect with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. We can help identify possible ways your HVAC system could slow the spread of COVID-19 in your workspace.