The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way we live our lives, and one of the most important changes is how we get fresh air. To reduce the risk of exposure to the virus, it's important to maintain good ventilation in your home or workplace. Here are some tips on how to get fresh air during the pandemic. The best way to get fresh air is to open windows and create a cross breeze. Place a fan as close as possible to an open window that blows outwards.
This helps eliminate virus particles in your home by blowing air outside. Even without an open window, fans can improve airflow. If you have visitors at home, always maintain a physical distance of at least 1 meter, wear a mask and open windows to improve airflow. To improve ventilation, create a cross breeze or place a fan in front of an open window that faces the outside. This will help circulate fresh air throughout your home or workplace.
If it's not possible to create a cross breeze, you can place a fan in front of an open window to increase airflow and blow indoor air out. Local bathroom or kitchen fans that blow outside air and remove contaminants directly from the room where the fan is located also increase the ventilation rate of the outside air. An important approach to reducing indoor air pollutant or pollutant concentrations, including viruses that may be in the air, is to increase ventilation, that is, the amount of outdoor air entering the interior. If you're traveling in a vehicle that has air conditioning, be sure to use the settings that allow fresh air to enter. Using ceiling fans can improve air circulation from the outside and prevent stagnant air pockets from forming inside. Fans can face the window (blowing air out the window) or away from the window (blowing air into the room).Most aircraft have cabin air filtration systems equipped with HEPA filters that can eliminate viruses and germs quickly, reducing the risk of exposure to any possible infectious virus or bacteria expelled by coughing or sneezing. Avoid outdoor air ventilation when outdoor air pollution is high or when it causes your home to be too cold, hot, or humid.
Because the operation of your HVAC system filters the air as it circulates, it can help reduce airborne pollutants, including viruses, indoors. Avoid using evaporative coolers if outdoor air pollution is high and the system does not have a high-efficiency filter. Ventilation with recirculated air will not reduce the risk of COVID-19 unless the recirculated air passes through a filter made to remove tiny particles.