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The TRUTH About HVAC Systems Spreading Viruses Like COVID-19

By Wes Davis The SARS-CoV-2 virus that leads to COVID-19 has been blamed for the deaths of more than 170,000 Americans. A great deal of research has been done to evaluate the virus, its epidemiology, and how it can be transmitted from one person to another. There are some who want to sensationalize recent scientific research and lay some blame for the spread of the virus on HVAC systems. This blog article reviews several studies… Read More

Welcome to the Only Furnace that Includes COVID-19 Killing Technology

If nothing else, the COVID-19 pandemic has made people much more clued in about safety and cleanliness in their daily lives. That should also extend to the air in our homes and it does with Canadian-made Napoleon® furnaces. “An inadequate heating and cooling system can create a risky situation in a home,” says Stephen Schroeter, co-Chief Executive Officer of Napoleon®. “Pathogens like viruses, bacteria and other airborne contaminants can re-circulate and be transferred between rooms. Read More

Transformative Wave Introduces Enhanced Ventilation Mode to Enable Facilities to Meet CDC Recommendations for COVID-19 HVAC Compliance

Transformative Wave, a leading innovator in HVAC and building automation solutions, today announced a breakthrough new feature to its award-winning eIQ Platform, enabling facility operators to automate ventilation adjustments to comply with The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) recommendations associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC has issued guidelines for commercial buildings including malls, retail stores, and restaurants to increase the amount of fresh outside air from HVAC systems as a… Read More

Johnson Controls Launches OpenBlue Healthy Buildings to Ensure Safer Buildings as People Return to Work

On August 26, Johnson Controls, (NYSE: JCI), the global leader for smart and sustainable buildings, announced it will launch a comprehensive suite of digital solutions, called OpenBlue Healthy Buildings, to make shared spaces safer as people begin to return to offices. Combining 135 years of building systems expertise with cutting edge technology, these solutions protect and instill confidence in building occupants and visitors, minimize disruption should employees test positive for COVID-19,… Read More

Alvord Unified School District to Install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean Units to Help Improve Indoor Air Quality as Schools Prepare to Reopen

Carrier today announced that California’s Alvord Unified School District will install 1,500 Carrier OptiClean™ 1,500 cfm Dual-Mode Air Scrubber & Negative Air Machines to purify the air in classrooms across its 23 schools. To help ensure the health and safety of students, teachers and staff as they return to campuses in Riverside County, California, the school district worked with Climatec, LLC, a building solutions consultant, to select OptiClean as the preferred solution to enhance indoor… Read More

Air Quality Engineers Warn COVID-19 May Spike Again in Winter

Air quality engineers warn that COVID-19 cases may spike again in the Northeast this winter due to modern HVAC (heating ventilation and cooling) systems. “COVID-19 is a respiratory illness and we need to get serious about indoor air quality to stop its spread,” said Jeremy McDonald, 53, a professional engineer with New York-based firm Guth DeConzo Consulting Engineers. “The challenge with getting people to pay more attention to indoor air quality is that you can’t… Read More
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