The air conditioning units which circulate the same air in the room, increase the risk of spreading the coronavirus, because previously, scientists reported that COVID-19 may extend through the floating droplets in the air. So read the tips for using the air conditioner to not get a virus.
According to British researchers, to avoid the risk of infection you need to use air conditioning when Windows are open. “With little wind the air moves. If you are unable to open the window, turn off the device,” explained Dr. Sean Fitzgerald from the Royal Academy of engineering.
Also, experts from an Accredited institution of engineering buildings added that air conditioners that do not have a dedicated source of outdoor air to the premises may be responsible for the recycling and spread through the air virus particles.
Experts explained that there are two kinds of air conditioners. First take the outside air and expelled it again, and the second uses cooling air from a closed room.
The world health organization confirmed that COVID-19 may spread via tiny droplets in the air. While the who noted that most of the major infectious droplets that enter the air while coughing or sneezing, is unlikely to overcome the distance of 1 meter. It is therefore important to avoid contamination to adhere to social distance.