Fresh Air to Fight COVID19

With the weather getting colder, many activities are being pushed inside. With that in mind, we all want to keep our businesses open and our clients safe during this winter season. Did you know that architects help to protect health, safety, and welfare for the community. Here are some tips and tricks to keeping your businesses operating safely and smoothly, without breaking the bank...


Windows:

If you are looking for an extremely inexpensive way to protect yourself and clients from the spread of COVID19, windows may be your perfect match. Similarly to air purifiers, opening windows can help to dilute the collection on indoor contaminants. Fresh air from open windows is natural source of ventilation and has been shown to reduce the transmission of a variety of respiratory illnesses. So feel free to open some windows on a nice day!




Air Purifiers:

Air quality and virology experts have suggested that certain air purifiers can offer some protection against coronavirus particles. Coronavirus spreads by droplets expelled from the body through talking, coughing, and sneezing, and air purifiers work by filtering out contaminants in the air and reducing the potential for exposure to these viral particles. High efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifier is one of the most effective type of air purifier, and have even been used in hospitals during the SARS outbreak when ventilated rooms weren't available. Check out the link below for more information and suggestions for reasonably priced air purifiers.


Furnace Air Filters:

Air filters in your HVAC system are often overlooked, but can be an efficient and inexpensive way to keep your home fresh and your furnace and air conditioning working soundly by protecting them from dust and debris. These filters trap indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander, and dust, preventing them from recirculating and keeping the air in your home fresh. We at Envisage Architecture have even purchased a reasonably priced furnace air filter for our office to keep ourselves and our employees safe.



Try these simple, inexpensive tips to do your part in stopping the spread of COVID19, and remember to keep washing those hands and stay home if you're feeling sick.


https://www.consumerreports.org/air-purifiers/what-to-know-about-air-purifiers-and-coronavirus/


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