Making home isolation safer for you & your family
There hasn’t been a news story or media outlet that hasn’t reported on the Coronavirus over the last few weeks and the global issue is providing some uncertain times ahead in such a rapidly changing situation.
With possible school and business closures across the country, we have been advised to practise social distancing and to self isolate. While these measures are designed to stop or slow down the spread of the disease there are also actions we can take within our own homes to make isolation safer for our families. Simply installing a good quality filter in your air conditioner is a great start.
Research shows that airflow and ventilation can dramatically impact how diseases spread indoors. The more stagnant your air is, the more likely diseases are to spread. With the right filters in place, you can greatly reduce the spread of airborne virus particles. Virus particles tend to be smaller than many other particles, and are easily transmitted by coughing, sneezing and even breathing. By keeping particles from circulating through the Air Conditioning system, you can diminish the spread of common cold, pollen, dust mites, flu and other viruses throughout your home and keep the air clean, safe and healthy for all.
Products in our industry such as AirClean Filters™ are designed to block out tiny particles that can cause harmful bacteria within the system, causing unwanted allergens. With up to 70% more pleats when compared to the standard domestic filters and 2.5 times the surface area, the AirClean Filters™ have a higher dust holding capacity with the lowest pressure drop.
Additionally, AirClean Filters™ are approved by the National Asthma Council Australia’s Sensitive Choice® program and carry the blue butterfly symbol, indicating the product has been identified as potentially beneficial for people affected by asthma and allergies. AirClean Filters™ are the only disposable filter brand for (ducted residential and commercial) Heating, Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) applications, to be recognised by the Sensitive Choice program for superior air filtration.
While upgrading your filters will not solve the current Coronavirus issue nor are we claiming it will it kill the virus, it is another step that will assist in reducing the spread of the virus and other airborne particles in your home. It pays to be informed on our choices and the small things we can do to make a difference for our ongoing health.