Q: What can I do to prevent COVID-19?
A: Currently there is no vaccine to prevent coronavirus. There are certain things you can do to avoid being exposed to the virus:
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Avoid touching your mouth, nose and eyes.
- Keep 6 feet between you and others.
- When you cough or sneeze, cover your mouth and nose with a tissue, or use the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are frequently touched.
Q: Is there an air filter that can protect me from COVID-19?
A: Although air purifiers are good for helping to filter out indoor allergens and pollutants, the Environmental Protection Agency does not recommend relying on an air purifier to protect you from the coronavirus. However, what is know about similar viruses, may indicate that in some cases using a high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) purifier may show some benefits in lowering exposure.
Q: What is the REME HALO LED and does it provide protection against the coronavirus?
A: The REME HALO LED is an in-duct home air purification system. It works to improve indoor air quality by reducing airborne and surface pollutants including mold, viruses, and bacteria. This system is unique in that it sends ionized oxidizers into rooms destroying pollutants in the air and on surfaces.
It is too early for testing to have been completed to tell if this system can destroy the COVID-19 virus. However, studies have shown that this system is effective in the reduction (up to 99+%) of similar viruses.
From RFG’s technical bulletin:
“Is RGF’s PHI-Cell® and REME HALO® technology effective at reducing COVID-19?
COVID-19 is a member of the enveloped RNA coronavirus (subgenus sarbecovirus, Orthocoronavirinae) subfamily. While RGF® does not have testing specifically on COVID-19, we have validated test results showing 99+% reductions on similar viruses. These viruses, like COVID-19, are also ‘enveloped’ or protein jacketed virus types. If we can reduce these virus types, an assumption could be made that we would also be effective at reducing the current coronavirus at hand. Important to note that we make no medical claims.”
Q: Does Air Solutions install the RME HALO LED system?
A: Yes, Air Solutions does install the REME HALO LED system. This system has thoroughly been tested on airborne and surface bacteria & viruses, such as MRSA, e-coli, and Norwalk, to name a few. Some of the many benefits of this system include:
- Removal of smoke or Vape odor
- odors from cooking, pets, dirty socks, diaper pails, and musty rooms.
- Infection control
- kills bacteria, viruses,
Reduction of common allergy triggers from particulates such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust