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Ventilation can help dilute COVID-19 in the home - 09/25/2020

As we head into the winter months and even more indoor time in our home, experts are weighing in on how to make your indoor air quality safer given the presence of COVID-19 in our world today. Aprilaire - a leading manufacturer of indoor air quality products - supports the findings and recommendations of ASHRAE that the most effective way to prevent proliferation of airborne viruses is by installing a whole home healthy air system that includes fresh air ventilation, air filtration and humidity control. Most people know or have either an air cleaner or humidifier but what is ventilation? Ventilation is introducing fresh outdoor air into your home which, according to most research, can be up to five times cleaner than the air inside your home. The benefit of higher levels of outside air, according to a recent article in the ASHRAE Journal, is it helps slow the rate of microbial growth (COVID-19). Depending upon how much fresh air would be relevant for your home, this can be accomplished by either installing a duct with a damper to the outside or installing an ERV (Energy Recovery Ventilator). Feel free to contact our sales department for more information.