Is it safe to use AC during the COVID-19 Pandemic?
No one have seen such thing like Coronavirus before. These types of pandemic comes once in every hundred years. Last time it was so called “Spanish Flu” in 1918. Well, we the Humankind (if we are alone in this universe, who knows…) can defeat this and we have to defeat this Epidemic.
And about this use of AC during Covid-19 Pandemic Situation
Long answer Short… YES.
It is actually safe to use AC during the Covid-19 Pandemic or the other word is epidemic.
BUT BUT BUT…
There are some Conditions, some Guidelines and some Rules to use ACs this summer. And these Guidelines are given by the Indian Society of Heating Refrigerating and Air Conditioner Engineers (ISHRAE) and shared by the Central Public Works Department (CPWD) In an 18 pages (Insane but responsible).
So without wasting any time….
There are Two things
First is Temperature and second is Ventilation or Circulation of Air
Best Temperature for AC in Covid-19
The safest temperature should be between 24-30 degrees Celsius in the home-run Air Conditioners. and, the humidity should be between 40-70%.
Circulation of Fresh Air
“Re-circulation of cool air by room air conditioners must be accompanied by outdoor air intake through slightly open windows and exhaust by natural ex-filtration” words in that 18 pages long advisory.
Don't Use Central Cooling ACs
No, I am not saying this but the centre is strictly saying that avoid using Central Cooling in Malls, Offices or Hospitals. Because by any chance if there is a guy who is corona positive then there are greater chances that there will be a widespread of corona in the whole hall or mall or the building.
About Using Air Coolers
Not only ACs but Air Coolers too can spread the Coronavirus , (those 18 long pages was not only about ACs safe use but also about Air Coolers and Pedestrian Fans ).
You just have to make sure that there is proper Ventilation in the room or wherever place you are in.
What we have Learned from this Article is that
1. WE can win the war against Coronavirus but we have to keep some precautions and measures to battle.
2. About ACs, Humidity in between 40% to 70% and Temperature between 25 to 30 degrees.
3. Use Proper Ventilation before using any Heat Killer(even if you are not using AC or Air Cooler, keep proper ventilation of air).
4. Avoid Using Central Cooling ACs and also avoid going to malls or any other hall or building where the central cooling ACs are used.