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March 27, 2020 - By CCI South Alberta

COVID-19 HVAC Best Practices

Currently there is no evidence that COVID-19 is an airborne virus. It appears to be transmitted via droplets and direct contact with contaminated surfaces. That said, small particles can remain airborne for a period of time. Any well designed and well-maintained HVAC system incorporates the following:

Therefore, it is important that you understand the design of your HVAC system and ensure it is maintained and operating as intended to foster a healthy interior building environment.

Taking the following steps can improve the overall performance of your HVAC system and help maintain a healthy building:

Should anyone within your building be placed in self isolation due to any illness the most effective measure to take is to ensure that the occupant has a functional exhaust and that they are utilizing it.

Additional information can be found on the ASHRAE website HERE

ASHRAE’s Position Document on Airborne Infections Diseases can be found HERE


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