How To Make Your HVAC System COVID Friendly For Your Family This Spring
It goes without saying that 2021 is not turning out exactly how we envisioned it to. With national news headlines now calling for a “third wave” of COVID-19, it’s difficult to prepare for the new spring season.
However, although this year does seem quite bleak so far, there is hope!
Instead of staying indoors, fearing the unknown and uncertainty of what will happen next, we can protect ourselves properly and do everything we can to stay safe with the new knowledge we have of the COVID-19 virus.
One of the most important discoveries made about COVID-19 and our health safety is the role of our home’s HVAC systems. Your furnaces, central air conditioning, and other heating and cooling operations play a key role in your home’s air quality.
Well, to put it simply, your HVAC is the lungs of your home. Similar to how your lungs work in providing you with fresh oxygen, your HVAC system should work to bring you fresh air.
Are you looking for a cost efficient and effective way to help minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 in your home this spring? At Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario, your family’s comfort and safety is our main priority.
Keep reading for HVAC tips that can help keep your home’s heating and cooling system COVID friendly this spring.
How To Prepare Your Home’s HVAC To Be COVID Friendly
When COVID-19 first entered our vocabulary back in March 2020, there was very minimal science to support the health and safety aspect. That’s when we all began asking questions in order to protect us, our families and our livelihoods.
“How do we avoid getting COVID?”
“How does COVID spread from one person to another?”
“How do I limit the spread of COVID in my home?”
These are all valid questions that, as families, homeowners and business owners, we have asked continually throughout the development of the COVID-19 virus.
Thankfully, we now have more science to work with!
We now know that evaporation and ventilation can spread infectious droplets to much further distances than 6 feet.
That’s where your home’s heating and air conditioning system comes in. A COVID friendly HVAC system is meant to equip your home to minimize the risk of spreading these harmful droplets. That’s why our HVAC specialist at Campeau Heating in Sudbury always recommends having your heating and cooling systems checked.
Whether you have a ductless split air conditioner, gas furnace, central air conditioner or electric furnace, it is so important that you service these systems properly.
Canada Public Health has released a series of HVAC system recommendations that can help minimize the risk of spread in your home. If you are concerned about the transmission risk of your HVAC system, keep reading!
Is your HVAC system suited to its normal daily usage?
Always consult an HVAC professional to help you determine whether your HVAC system is properly suited to its usage. This includes:
- How large the space is
- How the space is used on a daily basis
- Number of occupants within the space normally
- Length of time that the space is normally occupied
Did you know that many HVAC units are actually improperly sized? This means that the system cannot properly control the temperature of your space, as it cannot reach the extent of your entire home.
Ensuring that you have the right HVAC system installed for your home can make a huge difference in how well the HVAC system works in your home.
Scheduling preventive air conditioner and furnace maintenance can ensure that your indoor air quality is sufficiently clean. This will aid in the air flow of your home and can largely help your HVAC system guard against COVID-19.
Is your HVAC system operating properly and efficiently?
Many homeowners have actually inherited their HVAC systems. Meaning that the HVAC system installed in their home actually came with their home upon purchase. This is great in terms of managing the costs of purchasing a home, however it can be risky in terms of knowing the health of your HVAC system.
The best practice when inheriting an HVAC system is to ensure that you schedule preventive air conditioner and furnace maintenance immediately. This can help minimize health risks, lower larger furnace repair and ac repair costs in the future, and provide you with peace of mind when you move into this new space.
Is your home using the right air filter?
How do you know if you installed the correct air filter in your home’s HVAC system?
Contact one of our professional HVAC specialists in Sudbury to learn more about your home’s filter needs. We can help you discover your home’s specific filter needs and schedule an installation appointment in order to install the proper one.
At Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario, we recommend changing your furnace filter every 3 months.
Can your HVAC system be adjusted in order to increase air exchange rates?
Optimizing your home’s air exchange rate is extremely important in terms of protecting your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system should be designed to properly pull in the right amount of clean air into your home. If not, you could potentially be breathing in unclean, recycled air!
Contact Campeau Heating In Sudbury For Your Air Conditioner and Furnace Preventative Maintenance Service
Our heating and cooling experts at Campeau Heating have the right equipment and experience to ensure the health and productivity of your HVAC system. Are you concerned about the health and safety of your home’s HVAC? Now is the time to schedule a Preventative HVAC Maintenance Service.
Before our HVAC technicians arrive, it would be helpful if you went through the following checklist: the
DIY Furnace Maintenance Checklist:
- Are the batteries working on your home’s thermostat?
- Is your thermostat set to the proper setting?
- Is your air filter clogged?
- When was the last time you changed your air filter?
- Do you hear any unusual noises?
- Do you smell any unusual odours?
- How old is your furnace or air conditioner system?
Our team of professional HVAC technicians at Campeau Heating in Sudbury, Ontario, have experience installing, servicing, repairing and maintaining all of your HVAC needs. If you are feeling unsafe in your home during the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to give you peace of mind.
Call our team at (705) 560-2441 or check out our HVAC services online!