With Covid-19 running rampant in the Kansas City area, people are staying in their homes more. With winter approaching, there are some things you can do to your heating and cooling system to help filter the air.
There are a couple of different systems that can work at eliminating airborne germs and viruses in your home. Both of these systems work in conjunction with your furnace and air conditioner system and are designed to work with the fan running all of the time.
Electronic Air Cleaners Provide Whole-Home Filtration
An electronic air filtration systems works with your heating and air conditioner system to constantly filter the air in your home. This type of system captures and kills 95% of the larger particles in the air by utilizing an electric field in your filtering system.
This system also inactivates 99% of select airborne germs and viruses that includes:
- Common Cold
- Bacteria That Causes Strep Throat
An electronic air cleaner then takes those particles and they get captured by a MERV 15 air filter. This enables the system to also reduce pet dander, pollen, dirt, and other particles.
Air Purification Systems Clean Your Air
This type of system is installed in conjunction with whatever filtering system you have in your Kansas City home. This is an air scrubber system and is installed in your duct system above the furnace. It utilizes a couple of technologies to purify the air:
- PX5 technology consists of UV light energy combined with a 5-metal, quint-metallic core to scrub the air. This core reduces viruses, odors, pollutants, smoke, mold, bacteria, and VOC’s.
- Bi-polar ionization system, which uses positive AND negative ion technology that gathers the small particles together so they can be filtered out.
This system was tested against Covid-19 in a hospital setting by putting masks worn by Covid patients in a room for two hours with this technology.
After two hours the pathogens were removed, while masks in an untreated room showed no improvement during the same period.
In addition, this type of system has shown the ability to reduce other pathogens such as MS-2 Bacteriophage and Staphylococcus Epidermidis.
Contact City Wide Heating and Cooling for more information regarding filtering the air in your Kansas City area home.