Industry Talk

Covid-19 – Is it safe to use AC During Corona Virus Pandemic.

With summer’s driving up temperatures, a question being asked is whether we should use air-conditioners during this pandemic. Several researchers have predicted that the novel corona virus is unlikely to survive high temperatures. As we know, the second wave of Sars-Cov-2 or the Covid -19 is much harmful than the previous one. This question often comes to our mind that, should we use air conditioners during the covid pandemic, or does the virus becomes more harmful when you use air conditioners? Although it’s not stated that using an air conditioner is dangerous during the pandemic but keeping your body warm during these times will surely keep you safe from the virus. It becomes necessary to use air conditioners during summers as the temperature is too high. But you also have to balance the environmental changes accordingly.


  • Turn off the AC and open the window if someone in your house has COVID-19, or has been exposed to the virus
  • If you have air-conditioning on almost all the time, and a sick person in the house, it’s a good idea to limit the flow through your home
  • Don’t let it get too cold. Having proper ventilation is a crucial part of preventing infection


Here are a few points which you need to take care of while using air conditioners during covid:

Temperature Control:

You should set the temperature of your air conditioner ranging between 24-30 degrees. In which 24 degrees is for humid zones and 30 degrees is for dry zones. Today’s advanced air conditioners can control precise temperature and thus ensuring no under or overcooling.

Ensure Proper Ventilation:

Ensure that proper ventilation takes place in the room where the air conditioner is in place. Make sure to open all the windows after you turn off the air conditioner while leaving the room. Place a bowl of water while you are using the air conditioner.

Cleaning air filters more frequently:

Cleaning your air filter is necessary as it helps to maintain the air quality of your room. A dirty air filter may carry dust particles along with them which may deteriorate the air quality of your room. You need to make sure that you clean your air filter at least once a month.

Increasing the rate of air change:

According to guidelines provided by WHO, we can reduce the spread of covid by increasing the rate of air change in indoor spaces. Avoid recirculation of air as it may be harmful.


Following are the three ways to avoid catching the virus indoors-

For the past year, we’ve been asked to wash our hands and maintain social distancing to fight corona virus. But scientists and engineers say we also need to think about the air we breathe inside our home.

1. If it’s stuffy, just walk away

When you enter a room and the air feels stale or hard, something is suspicious with the ventilation. Not enough fresh air is being introduced, which increases your risk of getting infected by covid-19. Recent research shows that in constricted spaces there can be “airborne transmission” of the corona virus – with tiny virus particles remaining in the air.

According to some regulations set up before this pandemic, everybody should get at least 10 liters of fresh air every minute, and that matters more than ever now in this situation.

 2.Look up at the air conditioning

From offices to shops, air conditioning is the most wanted thing on hot days – but check the type of unit. The best is a slender white box mounted on walls which is known as a split air conditioner.

This draws in the air from your house, chills it, and then blows it back out again. In other words, it’s circulating the air again and again.

3. Ask about the ‘fresh air ratio’

In most of the buildings these days, where the windows are sealed, how can one get enough fresh air?

You’re relying on a ventilation system. Right? In which stale or hard air is extracted from the rooms and piped to an air handling unit, often on the roof. There, fresh air can be pulled in from outside and mixed with the already existing inside air, before being sent back into the building.

Given the risk of corona virus infection, professional engineers and scientists have advised maximizing the fresh air supply.

“The more enough fresh air, the less you’re at the risk of recirculating the virus through your building.”







Industry Talk

How to prepare your AC for winter storage?

Summers can be intolerable without an AC unit! But once winter has arrived officially, one needs to consider how best to prepare your AC for winter storage. The process of storing AC can be arduous, as it is a bulky piece of machinery most likely hovering at an inaccessible height. Most people are unacquainted with the method to appropriately store their AC unit and are unaware of the probable damage that may occur if they store it incorrectly. This could result in untimely wear and tear of the AC and some very expensive repairs.

It is essential to take care when correctly storing your AC over the winter. This is important to maintain the unit’s durability and functionality and help in keeping it clear of grime and breakages. Leaving your unit in the window can make the cold weather uncomfortable for you at home. But, how? If you leave the AC mounted, heat will leak through the cracks between the window and the AC unit. This can make your home to feel a bit colder than usual and may upsurge your heating bill. The relentless weather can cause water to freeze inside your Air con, which can make it inoperative during summers.

In today’s blog we will have a look at a few tips on how to store your air conditioning unit for the winter.

1. Remove the air-conditioning unit from the window (if possible).

If you want to remove the Air con unit, remove it with proper caution and care. The foremost and obvious thing is to make sure that you disconnect the electrics when uninstalling the unit. Do not remove the window air conditioner without the support of another person. Place it into storage in a shelter or basement or utility room that is cool and dry and where it will be safe through the winter months.

2. Inspect the AC unit for any damage

Inspect your AC unit thoroughly for any electrical or physical damage and get the damaged components repaired before packing it away. This way, you will be sure, that your AC is ready to go once summer arrives. If you need help booking a service download the “OneDios” app, an end to end shop for all your AC issues and queries.

3. Clean the External of your AC unit

Although it sounds very obvious, but you will be surprised at how – seldom people clean their Air con. Use a cloth or a sponge to wipe the exterior of your AC carefully.

4. Clean the Interior of your AC unit

This part will be very chaotic and may require an expert AC service professional for cleaning. For this, you can raise a service request in a few clicks with the help of the OneDios app, for service and maintenance your AC for any brand like Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Hitachi, Daikin, Carrier, Voltas, etc. A professional will check the air filters, condenser coils, scratches, scrapes, and water pan, whether they need replacement or just cleaning. So, that when the summer hits, your unit should be ready to use.

5. Purchase a winterizing cover

A thermal winterizing cover will protect your Air conditioning exterior from insects, dirt, and cold weather. This keeps your Air Con unit in good condition. It is available in various sizes, so take the proper dimension of your AC before buying the cover. Have a look at OneDios for offers on AC accessories.

If you don’t store it, cover it.

If you don’t want to remove your air conditioner and store it during the winter, it is advisable to conceal it with a designated air conditioner cover that is exactly designed to shield your air conditioners from the harsh weather. Covering the Air conditioner unit won’t only help avert drafts, but also will increase longevity. One can purchase the cover from any hardware store or order online.

If you are considering to prepare your AC for storage, why not download the OneDios app and schedule the maintenance of your AC in advance? OneDios also provides extended warranty and AMC deals for all your brands.


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