Has your air conditioning system been cleaned in the last 6 months?
If not, you could be breathing in toxic pollutants such as black mold, bacteria & airborne pathogens!
New studies have fueled speculation about COVID-19 spreading through the air, and emphasized the vital role that HVAC systems will play in controlling the virus.
In terms of HVAC systems and COVID-19, the big unknowns are whether aerosol particles can transmit the virus, and also, whether there is any possibility of a particle moving through an air conditioning system from one part of a building to another.
The Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating (AIRAH) notes that “although there is currently no direct research that supports that SARS-CoV-2 can be transferred through workplace HVAC systems, there is similarly no research to say that it can’t.”
In the meantime, there is general consensus around steps that that should be taken with HVAC systems to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Chief among these is to increase outdoor air ventilation and to ensure that effective air filters are selected and maintained appropriately.