We would firstly like to thank everyone for your continued support through these unprecedented times.
The global coronavirus situation is affecting our loved ones, our communities, our way of life as well as the way we conduct business.
With infection rates being so high around the globe, it is no wonder that around the world scientists have thrown themselves into answering questions about how Covid-19 is being transmitted between people and communities.
A big question that continues being asked is 'does air conditioning spread coronavirus?', so we thought we would put together a blog about the topic for a little help.
According to the World Health Organisation, the virus that causes this latest strain of coronavirus is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air and quickly fall on floors or surfaces nearby.
“So far, we have not seen any evidence that the virus that causes COVID-19 can be spread through air conditioning systems, said Dr Maher Balkis of Cleveland Clinic in Abu Dabi.
He goes on to say, “these findings are backed up by what we know of other viruses such as influenza, which are not known to spread through air conditioning systems, rather, they spread through close contact and infected droplets.”
On top of this, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating have announced that they also have found no evidence to suggest that air conditioning units within homes and businesses transmit the Coronavirus at this point in time.
In saying that air conditioners don’t necessarily spread Covid-19, we need to ensure the health and wellbeing of people who are spending many more hours per day in air-conditioned environments.
It is important to look at your current air conditioner, whether it is a split system or inverter setup and have it looked at by the professionals at JEC Air Conditioning Services. We remain to be open, servicing the community to ensure the safety of families and businesses during these strange times. We are available to install a new air conditioning unit, or provide a service for your current unit which may not be performing at its peak.
Call JEC Air Conditioning Services on (02) 9674 3188 to speak with one of our consultants today!