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Is Your A/C Spreading Coronavirus?

How Does Coronavirus Spread?

Well, the scary thing is… we aren’t always sure! With COVID-19 still spreading through our state, now is the time for extra protection. One of the most concerning aspects of this virus is the fact that we aren’t always sure how it spreads. Some experts are even suggesting that Coronavius may be spreading through cooling systems. That’s right - the refreshingly cool air that’s flowing may be the culprit when it comes to spreading the virus to your home and businesses. Many people are gathering in office settings again, allowing a lot of germs to quickly recirculate through the air. With all of the extra sanitizing and social distancing we are doing, it’s crazy to think that we may not even be safe from viruses in our own home or place of work!

https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/sites/default/files/documents/Ventilation-in-the-context-of-COVID-19.pdf

How Could It Be In The A/C?

Ductwork is known to collect germs and contaminants. Typically, we associate this with increased allergy symptoms and minor respiratory issues. Now, in our “new normal,” we’re forced to stop and consider what else may be spreading. Ductwork is the perfect breeding ground for a virus, especially in an office setting where the same air is recirculated. All it takes is for an asymptomatic person to be in your home or office for a short period of time and Coronavirus could live in your ductwork for multiple days. The reality is… in Florida, we have no other option than to stay inside. Our heat and humidity are at a record high this year, making it seemingly impossible to be comfortable outdoors. As your cooling system’s air is the only air you breathe, this could easily cause a virus to spread to you or your loved ones.

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What Can I Do About This?

Taking action to protect your family will always be worthwhile… which is why our team members are opting for Duct Cleaning and Sanitization for their homes and businesses. The state of Florida’s number of Coronavirus cases and deaths has skyrocketed. In the United States, people age 65 and older make up on average 8 out of every 10 COVID-19 deaths reported. It’s the uncertainty of this virus that’s most worrisome. What we do know now, is that Coronavirus spreads faster indoors, especially in places with weak air circulation. Thankfully, Duct Sanitization is known to kill Human Coronavirus. More so, a Duct Cleaning and Sanitization will clean excess debris out of your ductwork, allowing your air to blow stronger through your home.

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What Is a Duct Sanitization?

Duct Sanitization is a service that you can opt to receive in addition to a typical duct cleaning. A fogger is used to spray sanitizer over every service in your ductwork, killing mold and germs. A duct cleaning on its own will clear materials and debris out. The sanitizer is necessary in order to kill bacteria. Along with the cleaning and sanitation an UltraViolet Germicidal Lamps work to kill bacteria by breaking down the DNA, removing these germs from the air that’s recirculating through your home. Installing a UV Lamp will give your home cleaner, healthier air and significantly decrease your risk of getting an illness from your A/C. Other electronic air filters can purify your home air as well. As an additional option to install long term.The EnviroCare F300 Electronic Air Cleaner offers whole-house filtration. This device has the ability to trap 99% of airborne particles, including particles up to 200 times smaller than the point of a pencil!

Where Can I Get My Ducts Cleaned

When Can I Get My Ducts Cleaned & Sanitized?

Today! Yes, we know that these times are scary. That’s why our team is committed to getting this essential service completed in a timely manner for our lifelong customers. We will always take care of you, your family and your home. No one is safe from Coronavirus, but we can all do our best to protect ourselves from it. Visit CoolToday.com or call us at 800-226-2636 to get your ducts cleaned and sanitized TODAY!




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“Older Adults.” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25 June 2020, www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/need-extra-precautions/older-adults.html.

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Rozyla, Lauren. “Air Conditioning Units Could Be Spreading COVID-19 in Florida, According to Harvard Epidemiologist.” WFTS, WFTS, 10 July 2020, www.abcactionnews.com/news/coronavirus/air-conditioning-units-could-be-spreading-covid-19-in-florida-according-to-harvard-epidemiologist.

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