Is your home’s air filtration system doing everything it can to help protect you and your family from illness? With the rapid spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), it’s more important than ever to ensure your home has an effective air-filtration system that can trap even the smallest particles.

Virus transmission basics

Like many viruses, the Coronavirus spreads from person-to-person. The easiest way for it to spread is between people who are in close contact and through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or can possibly be inhaled into the lungs. It is not necessary to have face-to-face contact, or be in the same room as the infected person, to inhale the airborne germs.

size of virus compared with other organisms

Viruses are incredibly small (0.001 to 0.1 microns in size), which is about 100 times SMALLER than bacteria and 1,500 times SMALLER than the width of human hair. Airborne viruses are especially difficult to control, due to their size.

How does air filtration help? 

Because viruses are so tiny, most standard residential air filters can’t trap them. 

Filters are categorized by their filtration properties. Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) ratings range from 1 to 16 — 1 being the least effective in filtering particulates and 16 being the most effective, or High-Efficiency Particulate Air (otherwise known as a HEPA filter).

Standard 1” residential filters range from MERV 2 to MERV 6. A pleated 1” filter ranges from MERV 6 to MERV 8. We can install a media filter up to MERV 13 or electronic air cleaners up to MERV 16. This upgrade significantly reduces the amount of “escapees.” Better filters reduce the amount of extremely small particulates, including many surface microbials, bacteria, viruses, and mold. They trap or kill them and prevent them from spreading around your home. You’ll stay healthier and breathe easier.

The more filtering your air filter does, the safer the air in your home will be. Make sure your home has clean air with an air-filtration system that can actually trap or kill harmful particulates instead of letting them pass right through.

Are whole-home air cleaners the solution?

Whole-home air cleaners address the issue of polluted air in your entire house as opposed to a room-by-room basis. Adding a whole-home air cleaner to your existing HVAC system can boost your home’s indoor air quality and alleviate asthma and allergy triggers such as pollen, mold spores, dander and dust.

Professional-grade, whole-home air cleaners are scientifically proven to reduce:

  • 99% of viruses* including the Bird Flu, H1N1/Swine Flu and Norovirus; and
  • 99% of bacteria including MRSA, E coli, Staff and Streptococcus pneumoniae.

*Note that these products have been proven to kill bacteria and viruses even though none of them have yet been proven to specifically kill the COVID-19 virus.

When it comes to improving indoor air quality, whole-home air cleaners are powerful tools.

Honeywell F100

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of viruses & bacteria reduced

RGF Reme Halo

Morgan Pro Services installs a number of professional-grade, whole-home systems using a variety of technologies including Filtration, Oxidation, Ionization and UV-C light. UV-C light is referred to as germicidal since it has the ability to kill cells by damaging their DNA and is effective against both vegetative bacteria and viruses.

Our COVID-19 precautions

In response to the prevalent COVID-19 virus, Morgan Pro Services has implemented new company policies to keep our customers and our employees safe and healthy.

  • Our technicians and installers are screened daily to make sure they are healthy before sending them to your home or business.
  • Dispatch will screen all service calls to make sure everyone in your home/office is healthy before sending one of our technicians.
  • We’re keeping a 6-ft distance from other people. (Sorry, no handshakes or high fives, as much as we’d like to.)
  • We ask that you pay your invoice online, rather than using a check or cash.
  • Our technicians and installers clean their hands thoroughly and often, and use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer when not near a sink.

Here are the official sources we’ll be monitoring for the latest information to keep us all protected:

Residents of the Greater Houston Area: Please don’t hesitate to call if you need our services. Your safety is our top priority. Call 713.4.MORGAN.