We all must have been told more times than we can count to “wear our mask”, “wash or sanitize your hands frequently” and “observe social distancing”. They are very hygienic and helpful rules to abide by in the fierce fight against the novel Coronavirus. However, we must also note that particles of this virus and others spread more rapidly among people indoors than when they are outdoors. This should not shock you so much as the reason for this according to research is tied to the fact that concentration of viral particles increase indoors because of poor ventilation. On the other hand, outdoors provide proper aeration and the wind diffuses these viral particles around causing them to fall to the ground or on surfaces instead of hanging in the air and multiplying themselves.
What is regarded as proper ventilation?
Proper ventilation indoors would mean that there is clean air that is fresh coming from the heating or cooling HVAC system, natural light and no humidity.
So while wearing a mask and observing the other safety rules are important to protect yourself and your family from contracting diseases; it is expedient to have proper ventilation in your house where you spend a great part of your day. Experts advise a holistic upgrade of one’s ventilation system to cater for the health needs of the entire household. We need ventilation everywhere, in the bus, cafeteria, train, basically everywhere more than one person is found.
How to ensure proper ventilation
- Open the windows to let in fresh air and sun when the weather permits.
- Use fans to augment natural breeze from the windows.
- Give special attention to cooking areas by ensuring local exhaust ventilation.
- Avoid crowding a space with more people than is necessary for safety.
- Consider installing UV germicidal lamp HVAC.
There are a lot of other ways to maintain ventilation without putting your safety and those of loved ones in jeopardy.
UV-C as a source of ventilation
You need the sun to naturally kill off germs that hang in the air, to make it impossible for microorganisms to survive and reproduce. It’s unfortunate you cannot have the sun all the time. Sun Smart however offers a lighter, cheaper and more friendly version of the sun as UV-C LED lamp, air sanitizers and UV germicidal lamp.
Once installed in your HVAC system, it disinfects the entire air indoors and surfaces until over 90% of harmful microorganisms are dead. They are powerful enough to inactivate the Covid-19 virus as well keeping your home safe and properly ventilated. It can work simultaneously with your HVAC so it comes on and off in perfect tandem. With a UV-C lamp sanitizer, you can allow the wind to blow from outside into your home without fear of ushering in new harmful guests. As soon as the air mixes with that which your HVAC produces, it puries it instantly.
As professionals in Ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, Sun Smart will evaluate the size and nature of your space before moving to install a UV-C LED lamp that is best suited for you.