From the onset of COVID-19, there is sufficient evidence to believe that airborne transmission is possible in certain circumstances. Additionally, the transmission of COVID-19 is between people within close contact of one another through respiratory droplets when an infected individual coughs and/or sneezes. Some droplets are not always visible to the human eye as they are microscopic. Respiratory droplets may not only be transmitted via person to person but also, may remain in the air for minutes or hours. These droplets, sometimes called aerosols, are typically found in indoor spaces with poor ventilation. Aerosols may move through the air in enclosed spaces and as a result, circulate through the HVAC system and duct work. In this case, infection can take place in people who are farther than six feet away. Therefore, even once the infected individual with Covid-19 leaves, others who breathe in the tiny particulates can become infected.
Air passing through your duct work, HVAC components as well as fans can be a factor in the circulation of airborne disease transmission. Your duct work is the respiratory system of your home. It is through your duct work that air passes and re-circulates. Indoor air quality can affect your health and over all wellness. Maintaining clean duct work and HVAC components may reduce the risk of germs and airborne illnesses being blown throughout your home. The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released a statement urging cleaning and changes to ventilation and filtration systems to reduce the risk of infection spread. While clean air ducts and increasing filter efficiency cannot stop the spread of Covid-19, it can help reduce the risk of airborne transmissions.
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