Can we use Air Conditioner during COVID-19 (Corona Virus) ?
Dose Corona Virus spread by using air conditioners ?
According to WHO, A well maintained and operated Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning ( HVAC ) system can reduce the spread of COVID-19 ( Corona Virus) in indoor spaces by increasing outdoor air change. Re-circulation modes (which recirculate the air) should not be used.
Note: Avoid recirculated air in commercial and public places Air Conditioning system .
Here are the guidelines for using air conditioner during Corona Virus Pandemic:
As the world continues to grapple with the spread of novel corona virus, COVID-19 pandemic has already spread to 185 countries, causing more than 206,802 fatalities across the world. However, in addition to battling the havoc wreaked by the SARS-CoV-2, people in Nepal / India are facing yet another problem.
AC in summer?
The summer sun is beating down in various cities across India as the mercury continues to soar. Ideally, this is the time most people reach out for air conditioners and good old desert coolers to provide some respite. However, there are several reports doing rounds that claim that using air conditioners can lead to an increased spread of novel corona virus.
What is the ideal temperature for air conditioners at home?
As per the guidelines, the air conditioners at home should ideally operate between 24-30 degrees Celsius and the humidity should be between 40-70 per cent. The advisory also states that the rooms should be well ventilated by keeping the windows slightly open and exhaust by natural ex-filtration. If an exhaust fan is located nearby, it can be switched on to provide better ventilation.