Can your furnace’s filter system help protect you from airborne virus spread? The short answer is … Yes! … but NOT ALL filter systems can make this claim.
You may already know that certain filter systems can help with allergens such as pollen and mold spores, but viruses are a tougher nut to crack. The BIG PROBLEM is that viruses are REALLY TINY and pass right through most filtration systems. Additionally, there are other factors that affect the ability of a filter system to trap viruses.
Thankfully, the HVAC industry is fortunate to have the braniacs at the American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) to figure out what truly works.
Their recommendation? Use a 3-pronged attack:
1 – Filtration
2 – Fresh Air
3 – Humidity
In the next post in this series, we will discuss the first prong in the HVAC attack … Filtration.
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