We have been in over 4,000 homes to provide service since the pandemic began, and we are pleased to report that all of our technicians have remained safe and healthy.
We have received several inquiries as to whether an HVAC system can manage, control, or prevent COVID-19 from being spread in a home.
Unfortunately, we have no current products that have been tested against the Coronavirus. However, we do offer two products that have been proven to kill viruses.
We offer an air filter that utilizes a capture and kill technology by using a media filter to capture and electrical charge to kill or inactivate viruses. It has been proven effective to kill or inactivate up to 99% of germs and viruses, based on third-party testing (2012,2007) showing >99% kill rate for common cold surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes and human influenza. Please see the specifications at the following link here.
We also offer a UV light system that has been proven to kill airborne viruses and prevent bio-growth from forming on the indoor coils of your heating and air conditioning equipment. The UV light is proven effective against all types of biological (Mold/Bacteria/Viruses/Allergens) and chemical (Pet odors/Cooking smells/Toxic Volatile Organic Compounds). Please see the specifications at the following link here.
From our understanding, UV light has been proven to be effective against COVID-19 with proper UV levels and exposure time. However, the systems above have NOT been tested against the Coronavirus. Please see the specifications on how they are effective against other viruses and volatile organic compounds.
Both of the above products are designed to clean, filter and purify the air. They are great products to ensure the air quality in your home is as clean as possible. Please call us today should you have any questions or would like information to have these systems installed in your home.
Michael M. Wheat
James A. Wheat & Sons, Inc.
7834 Beechcraft Ave.
Gaithersburg, MD 20879