Since the COVID-19 pandemic started, healthy air in homes especially in condominiums has been a
big concern more than ever. With studies and evidence that prove that COVID-19
spreads through the air airborne
and droplet transmission, this means that those spending time indoors, even at
home, might still be at risk of exposure.
Ensuring proper increased ventilation with outside air can help reduce indoor airborne contaminants and viruses. According to experts, using filters, fans, air purifiers, and open windows are some of the best ways to improve indoor air quality.
Here are some tips to improve your ventilation to fight the viruses and pollutants, especially if you are living in a condominium.
1. Bring fresh air into the condo unit
If your condo building allows it, letting in outside air is one of the best ways to fight coronavirus. Try to get as much outdoor air as you can by opening the window of your condo unit.
Just make sure to keep kids away from the open window to avoid any untoward incidents or accidents.
2. Use portable air purifiers
It is said that portable air cleaners can limit the spread of the virus by capturing most of the particles in a high-efficiency particulate-air filter known as HEPA filter and cleaning the air at a rate of up to six times per hour.
In a typical home or confined space like a condo without an air cleaner, the air gets fully changed out about once every two hours through air leakage. So, in the right circumstances and when properly used, portable air cleaners offer an additional layer of air protection.
3. Use fans or evaporative coolers
Even with an open window or door in the condo, natural ventilation can be limited if inside and outside temperatures are similar and there is little wind. You may consider using indoor fans or evaporative coolers in combination with open door or window to further increase ventilation.
However, extra care should be taken to minimize air blowing from one person directly at another person to reduce the potential spread of any airborne or aerosolized viruses.
4. Operate a window air conditioner
You can use a window air conditioner that has an outdoor air intake or vent, with the vent open.
Like every major appliance, air conditioners degrade over time. They get dirty, their filters clog up, and their generally efficiency drops as a result.
Remember, your window air conditioner needs is a little bit of love and care to really shine so don’t forget to have the filters cleaned and changed regularly.
Living in a condo entails sharing some of the living spaces with other people. If you live in a condominium property, you already know it’s wise to mask up and keep your distance from others in common areas like elevators, lobbies, and hallways to avoid the risk of getting exposed to coronavirus.
Your home is your emotional and physical sanctuary, and right now, it’s probably doing double or even triple duty. Now more than ever, protecting your home, is an affordable necessity, not a luxury. So make sure your condo unit achieves the proper air exchange to keep more fresh air in than leaving.
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