Coronavirus Update

Coronavirus Update for Our Friends and Family throughout Tampa Bay

March 16, 2020

As COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to disrupt our routines and lives, Bay Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. is dedicated to being available to serve your family’s comfort needs and more importantly protecting the health and well being of you and yours during this uncertain time. We have educated our employees of the following advice from the experts, which is useful to us all:

  • Social distancing
  • Washing your hands often and thoroughly
  • Staying home when sick or showing signs of becoming sick

The above advice is especially valuable to the elderly, those with underlying medical conditions and those who are in close contact with them.

In the months since COVID19 came to Florida, we have had calls from homeowners inquiring about indoor air quality products that are effective in controlling COVID19.

Since the virus is still relatively new, the opportunity to conduct testing of indoor air quality products is still taking place. However, you will find a technical bulletin from RGF Environmental Group, Inc., an industry leading producer of water, air and food sanitizing products, related to the impact of COVID19 here:

An excerpt from the technical bulletin reads as follows:

“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.

Bay Area Heating & Cooling, Inc. is working with manufactures and local distributors to offer additional protection against potential airborne and surface viruses.

As stated earlier, there has not been an opportunity to complete formal testing on the coronavirus. However, a Trane CleanEffects will significantly improve the air quality in your home by removing up to 99.98% of airborne particles, including those as small as 1 micron.

  • NOTE: Bacteria and virus particles are commonly .3 microns or less and tend to stay suspended in the air longer.
  • NOTE: CleanEffects can help reduce the presence of these potential          triggers.

Learn More. Call for an estimate.

If interested in the REME Halo or Trane CleanEffects, please call us at (727) 586-6265 and we will be happy to discuss these and additional air quality options for your home and family. Offers available for a limited time. 

The Bay Area Heating and Cooling Team

Useful links regarding COVID19:

RGF Environmental Group, Inc.

RGF Test Results

Center for Disease Control

Florida Department of Health