The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus is the cause of great concern across our entire nation. While organizations from a wide variety of backgrounds are working on solutions to manage the spread of this disease, we have yet to see anything other than passive control measures such as masks and hand washing being offered. ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air conditioning Engineers, a 125-year-old organization dedicated to the betterment of building performance and comfort has offered some proactive measures to consider. The details, research, and conclusions are spelled out in the report at the link below.
In a nutshell, they conclude that controlled humidity in combination with a UV based air sanitizer is the best course of action at this time. Using this combination they have documented extremely high kill rates on SARS, MERSA, and other viruses similar to the Corona, making it reasonable to think that a similar result could be expected.
If you are interested in putting these proactive measures in place at your home contact us today and we can give you proactive options to address the problem while improving the comfort in your home.
ASHRAE has developed proactive guidance to help address coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) concerns with respect to the operation and maintenance of heating, ventilating and air-conditioning systems.
The ASHRAE COVID-19 Preparedness Resources provides easily accessible resources from ASHRAE to building industry professionals.
Available on the webpage is ASHRAE’s recently approved “Position Document on Airborne Infectious Diseases.” The group’s position is that facilities of all types should follow, as a minimum, the latest practical standards and guidelines.