How An Air Purifier Might Help Fight Against Coronavirus

When it comes to regular everyday occurrences like allergies, odors, and static electricity, an air purifier provides much-needed relief. There are usually a lot of small particles that rest in your home’s air. Unfortunately, your normal everyday HVAC air filter seldom catches them all. This is why an air purifier might help fight against the coronavirus

Facts About Air Filters And How They Play A Role In Prevention Of The Coronavirus

Any air purifier that effectively removes particles from the air has some potential to reduce exposure to the coronavirus. The main aspect of this method is that the efficiency of the filter needs to be effective enough. The smaller the contaminant’s diameter, the thicker the filter needs to be in order to capture it.  HEPA (high-efficiency particulate air) filters, commonly used within healthcare facilities, are 99.97% effective at trapping particles down to 0.3 microns in size. However, unlike most viruses, the coronavirus is very small, measuring between 0.06 to 0.14 microns in size. What this means is that HEPA filters can help catch some particles but not all. 

How An Air Purifier May Help

Air purifiers don’t typically come installed on your HVAC system. They’re specialized add-ons that must be carefully and usually professionally installed in order to ensure they capture and eliminate a majority of the contaminants from the air circulating through your home.

Certain Air Purifiers, such as the iWave models, have been proven through independent lab testing to significantly reduce a wide variety of pathogens and viruses similar to the coronavirus in the air and on hard non-porous surfaces. 

Here at A-Abel, the iWave models are our choice for solutions to fight viruses. With over 100,000 installations, the iWave line features air purifiers that:

  • Actively purify your whole home
  • Kill mold, bacteria, and viruses
  • Reduce allergens, odors, smoke, and particles
  • Are maintenance-free and self-cleaning (iWave-R, iWave-C)
  • Don’t require costly replacement parts

Call now for pricing and to learn more about installing an air purifier in your home to help improve overall air quality and protect you against common bacteria and viruses.

Know Before You Buy

It’s important to keep in mind that the COVID-19 virus has not been made available for testing. Because of this iWave and other air purifier manufacturers cannot claim that their product is entirely effective against the coronavirus.

To date, the best measures you can take to protect you and your family include:

  • Washing your hands regularly with soap and water
  • Social Distancing – Maintaining a distance of at least 3 feet between yourself and anyone who’s coughing or sneezing
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
  • Practice respiratory hygiene by covering your mouth and nose with your bent elbow or tissue when coughing or sneezing to protect the people around you
  • If you have fever, cough, and difficulty breathing, seek medical care immediately