There are so many questions about what is safe these days. Many wonder, is it okay to have service done in your house? We understand and have taken precautions to ensure our customers, as well as our team, stay safe and healthy while still providing you with excellent customer service.

Recently, the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) addressed the issue of COVID-19 and HVAC systems. According to the ASM, on average, people spend more than 90 percent of their daily lives indoors. These findings show that close proximity to people, social activity and interaction as well as contact with infected surfaces can all increase the risk of transmitting the virus. They also report, however, that proper handwashing and social distancing works to reduce this transmission. 

HVAC systems are designed to provide you with comfortable, clean air. Properly functioning HVAC systems reduce the transmission of viruses through the filtration process. This is something we, as HVAC professionals are able to assess when we check your heating and cooling systems. 

In addition to providing a comfortable indoor climate, your air conditioning system is designed to maintain healthy humidity levels. According to the ASM “maintaining a relative humidity between 40% and 60% indoors may help to limit the spread and survival of SARS-CoV-2” within the building. 

Even before the pandemic started there were steps being taken to improve air quality in buildings. The Healthy Building Movement came up with nine foundations to ensure a healthy building. Of these nine foundations, five relate to HVAC: Ventilation, Air Quality, Thermal Health, Moisture, Dust & Pests. With the right equipment, regular maintenance, and following proper guidelines helps keep you and those you love safe.  

HVAC safety during COVID-19

Since we started Genove Oil and Air 42 years ago, we have always put our customers first and will continue to do so!

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