Your ductwork is where viruses (among other yucky things) live in your home.
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, I have had a lot of people asking about indoor air quality and whole home air purification. Since I work at a home comfort business, I get a lot of questions like this. I figured it might be helpful to post some of my top air quality solutions for everyone to read here. Of course, I have other air quality improvement recommendations, but this might be a good place to start. First and foremost- and as I’m sure you’ve heard before- I recommend getting a strong air filter. You probably use MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) air filters (this is the one people typically use at home). MERV air filters are nothing to sneeze at (no pun intended). MERV air filters do a great job and also maintain easy airflow. However, at this time, it might be worth sacrificing air flow for indoor air quality. This can be done by switching out those MERV air filters with HEPA (High-Efficiency Particulate Absorbing) air filters. I also recommend using the portable air purifiers around the house to help keep the indoor air quality standards up. You should also reach out to your HVAC provider (or indoor air quality business) to see about getting your ductwork cleaned. Your ductwork is where viruses (among other yucky things) live in your home. Because of this, I recommend a ductwork cleaning before either of the other two recommendations. If you have more questions, please reach out to me. I have plenty of other tips and tricks to keep your standard of indoor air quality high. Also, if you have any good recommendations, please let me know!