Reducing the Spread of COVID-19 Indoors with Air Purifiers

The winter months tend to be the peak season of allergies, cold, flu, and now the ongoing spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, commonly known as COVID-19 or coronavirus. Poor air quality within homes can contribute to the symptoms of these respiratory diseases and illnesses. COVID-19, among other viruses and bacteria, can spread through airborne particles in indoor environments beyond six feet, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These air particles have been found to remain airborne within the space for anywhere from minutes to hours. It is important to take precautionary measures in your home to prevent risks of indoor air pollution through proper filtration.

With over 75 year of experience, Chas Roberts A/C & Plumbing has the knowledge and expertise to improve indoor conditions to reduce risk from air quality complications and help prevent the spread of viruses. That’s why we’re offering savings on Air Scrubbers and other indoor air quality technologies. Read on to learn more about the importance of these crucial home systems and their effectiveness.

The Importance of Air Purification

The quality of air in your home can directly impact the spread and symptoms of respiratory diseases and other illnesses. With the spread of COVID-19, homeowners should be taking extra precautions to ensure they are breathing clean air in their home. Air purifiers can help keep indoor air clean, which reduces the contamination and spread of airborne disease. We will explore one of the top systems shown to reduce the risks of viruses, however, there are several steps homeowners can take on their own to improve their indoor air quality, such as:

  • Clean and replace your air filters regularly
  • Ultraviolet radiation purifiers
  • Proper ventilation
  • Ionizing purifiers
  • Keep your home sanitary
  • Add greenery to your home

Air Purifiers to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19

Chas Roberts specialists can help you determine the right air purifier for your home and install air cleaning devices to help protect from pollutants and disease. Air purifiers help eliminate and control the sources of indoor air pollutants. Air pollutants indoors can range from particulate matter, such as dust, smoke, bacteria, and viruses, to gaseous pollutants in household chemicals and pesticides. With the spread of viruses, such as COVID-19, keeping the indoor air purified can help prevent the spread of disease within your home. By filtering out these contaminants, your air quality can improve drastically. Based on scientific studies, there have been several air purification products that have been found help improve your indoor air quality and have been scientifically proven to reduce the risks and spread of COVID-19.


The RGF REME HALO® is an active air purification system shown to stabilize and reduce the presence of SARS-CoV-2. An independent third-party study conducted in March 2020 by Dr. James Marsden, tested the efficiency of the product to neutralize the virus both in the air and on surfaces. The test simulated a sneeze and cough from an infected person within the test space which replicated an average size air-conditioned home or business. The results proved that the presence of the virus had a 99.9% reduction within the test space. The significant stabilization of the virus shows the product is successful in reducing the risk of person-to-person infection through respiratory particles from a cough or sneeze in an enclosed indoor area. Most importantly, this neutralization eliminates the need for the virus particles to pass through the HVAC system’s filters which can prevent strain on the system itself. RGF has also tested their products on other viruses and strands of the coronavirus and found similar results in the reduction in the presence of the airborne particles. This product can be a catalyst in the prevention of the spread of bacteria and viruses.

The chart below shows the reduction in the presence of SAR-CoV-2 utilizing RGF REME HALO®

You can find out more information on the RGF REME HALO® and the independent study by clicking here.

Regular HVAC Maintenance is crucial for indoor air quality

Along with Air Scrubbers and air purification technology, regular HVAC maintenance can help keep the air in your home safe to breathe. Routine maintenance keeps your system operating at peak performance, without dust, dirt, and debris clogging filters and other vital components. This can help keep the air in your home clean and prevent the spread of bacteria and other contaminants. Chas Roberts offers a 26-Point Maintenance Plan that will inspect your systems both inside and out to ensure you are getting top quality service. Our heating season maintenance check includes:

  • Check and adjust belt
  • Inspect gas valves and connectors
  • Check combustion air
  • Inspect heat exchanger
  • Check burners
  • Clean ignition assembly
  • Monitor flue draft
  • Test starting capabilities
  • Measure volts/amps on motors
  • Test safety controls
  • Lubricate all moving parts
  • Adjust thermostat calibration
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Check air flow
  • Check air filter size
  • Measure temperature difference
  • Inspect duct connection at unit
  • And more

Based on the list above, you can see how valuable HVAC maintenance can be for your home in ensuring your indoor air is clean and your systems are working properly. If your system hasn’t been maintained this season, contact our experts to schedule your service today.

Chas Roberts is here to help

Chas Roberts can help in ensuring your home has exceptionally clean indoor air quality, no matter what products or systems you have in your home. We want you to have the confidence that your indoor air quality is up to standard and take all necessary precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19. Chas Roberts is currently offering promotions for those looking to add an air scrubber to their home HVAC system. You can receive $200 Off the Aerus Air Scrubber, a FREE Air Scrubber with the purchase of select A/C equipment, or $75 Off the REMO HALO air purification system at Chas Roberts. You can breathe easier knowing our certified specialists are here to help. Schedule service today to take advantage of our discounts on Air Scrubbers along with other HVAC and plumbing deals.