HVAC Deep Cleaning and Sanitation: Fight Coronavirus and Prevent Breakdowns
The COVID-19 pandemic has raised lots of questions among our commercial clients, particularly when it comes to maintaining their HVAC systems. You too may be wondering how the coronavirus will affect your heating and cooling system once your business is fully operational again. So that you can make informed decisions, we are providing the most accurate, up-to-date information we have available.
Can the SARS-CoV2 Virus be Transmitted through HVAC Ducts?
The SARS-CoV2 virus is a relatively new coronavirus and is the one responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Since it is so new, scientists still have a lot to learn about this virus, including how it is spread. Currently, there is no consensus as to whether or not COVID-19 can be transferred through your HVAC ducts. However, we do know that the virus is spread through droplets from an infected person who coughs or sneezes. Studies are also being done to determine if aerosol particles, which travel further and remain in the air for longer, may also carry the coronavirus.
Keeping the above things in mind, there are some mitigating strategies you may find useful when it comes to fighting the virus. A few of those include:
- Utilizing fresh air exchanges, which our technicians can set up through your existing HVAC system. Through a fresh air exchange, you circulate clean, fresh air from outdoors and move stale indoor air contaminated with particles and bacteria outdoors.
- Installing high-efficiency HVAC filters to trap more virus and other particles.
- Taking advantage of UV light technology or ionization-based air cleaners to purify air and kill airborne virus particles.
- Raising the humidity levels inside your building. This will help deactivate any live virus particles.
- Sanitizing air conditioning systems before starting them up again. This removes any trace of bacteria and viruses to ensure a clean, healthy start.
Could you benefit from any of the above technologies? Schedule a consultation with us today to find out more.
How Important is HVAC Cleaning and Sanitation?
Here at South Jersey Heating and Cooling, many of our commercial clients have been asking us to clean and sanitize their HVAC system before starting up their business again. While we cannot be sure that any virus particles have remained inside your system during the shutdown. However, we do know there is a definite benefit to cleaning your system regardless.
Condenser coils, ductwork, and other components are normally checked during a preventative maintenance visit. Keeping these components clean allows your system to operate more efficiently and use less energy. It can also prevent future repairs and extend the life of your system.
Maybe you want more peace of mind than what a normal service appointment would bring. In that case, we offer our deep cleaning service, which involves cleaning and sanitizing your ductwork, evaporator coils, or any other component that might contain virus particles. It goes beyond regular cleaning to remove all traces of viruses, bacteria, and other contaminants that could cause your employees to become sick.
Our deep-cleaning and sanitation is a one-time service only. It does not replace regular maintenance, nor will it protect you against any future contamination from the virus. However, it will ensure that you and your workforce remain safe. Give us a call to schedule your appointment before bringing your employees in from furlough. We’ll work with you to ensure you are fully ready to begin operations again.
Safeguard your System and your Workforce
Keep your unit running at peak efficiency and protect your workforce at the same time. Contact South Jersey Heating and Cooling for a thorough cleaning and sanitation of your building’s HVAC system and ductwork.