Combating Coronavirus COVID-19 in Southern Maryland

by | Mar 12, 2020 | Coronavirus, General Information | 0 comments

The current outbreak stemming from a novel coronavirus, which has been named COVID-19 has prompted warnings from the CDC and The White House to prepare for the pandemic. In Southern Maryland, our communities are used to preparing for winter storms by stocking up on water and other essentials, but is your HVAC and indoor air quality prepared to deal with the calamities of viruses, bacteria, mold, and even the coronavirus?

Southern Pride Services Inc. is taking all necessary precautions as advised by the CDC to ensure we are providing the highest level of public safety to help combat the coronavirus. We know you are concerned about the health and safety of your family, and we want you to know that is our goal is to keep you and your family healthy during this outbreak and for the future.


What can I do to help keep my family safe?

As the novel coronavirus is being monitored as an airborne illness, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has released guidelines in regard to indoor air quality, commercial buildings, hospitals, and more. So, we know that many healthcare institutions have been putting protocols in place to protect patients, but what about our homes? What about the air our children and families are breathing in?

While you are practicing the essentials to prevent the spread of illnesses such as coronaviruses, by washing your hands, and staying at home while ill, are you unknowingly putting your family at greater risk with improper ventilation from coils that need to be cleaned, filters that haven’t been changed regularly, or humidity levels that help viruses incubate and circulate inside your home?

Air that’s not properly humidified has serious implications:

Dry air (improperly humidified air) can cause susceptibility to colds and flu viruses as well as respiratory infections, a leading trigger of asthma in children. Other issues can include static shock, dry skin, itchy eyes, and a sore, scratchy throat…but healthier air is in reach.

Southern Pride Services Inc. can install whole-home humidifiers as part of your home’s heating and cooling system and automatically deliver the perfect amount of humidified air, throughout every room of your home. Maintaining proper humidity levels in your home helps keep your airways healthy and reduces the incidence of illness.

We also offer an Air Scrubber which attaches directly to your HVAC system ductwork to remove air pollution, VOCs, surface contaminants, pet dander, odors, and dust, resulting in a cleaner, healthier and more efficient home. This is the same product used throughout hospitals and healthcare facilities to improve the air you breathe by using a high-intensity UV-C light making viruses and bacteria contaminate virtually incapable of reproducing.

Wrapping It Up

Improving indoor air quality is always a good idea, but with the flu, colds and the latest coronavirus pandemic, it is a necessity to take steps now to keep your family healthy by providing the best air quality possible within your home.

Southern Pride Service Inc. looks forward to providing the guidance you need to keep your family healthy and comfortable all year round.

Air Conditioning Repair Services

 If your air conditioning system isn't working properly, prompt repair is important to keep you comfortable in your home. Southern Pride Service offers cooling system repair services for AC systems of all types. This includes:

  • Central air conditioning system repair

  • Heat pump repair

  • Ductless air conditioning system repair

  • Geothermal system repair

Our experienced HVAC team can diagnose and treat all types of AC problems. Some common reasons that you might need cooling system repair include:

  • Air conditioner won't turn on 

  • Air conditioner won't cool properly 
  • Freezing of the outdoor unit

  • Leaks

  • Unusual sounds or smells

  • Electrical problems

Our repair technicians use the latest tools and technology to diagnose your system's needs. We offer fair, upfront pricing and prompt repair services.

 Schedule AC repair now so you can be cool and comfortable in your home. Call 301-932-4925 or contact us online.


Air Conditioning Installation and Replacement Services

 When it comes time to replace an older or faulty air conditioning system, or install an entirely new unit, our team will recommend the best system for your home and budget.  We'll work with you to take the stress out of the install process with quick and efficient service. We also offer financing options to make it more affordable. 

 Some signs that you're in need of replacement include:

  • Cost of repair is high, so replacement is more cost-effective

  • The system is 10 years old or older

  • You're struggling with frequent breakdowns

  • The system still runs on Freon

 For your air conditioning installation quote, contact the pros at Southern Pride Service.


Keep Your System Properly Maintained with Southern Pride Service

 Proper AC maintenance helps extend the life span of your air conditioning and cooling system and reduce the risk of a breakdown. We offer air conditioning  maintenance plans that will help you keep your system running properly to proactively avoid costly issues and repairs later down the line. We recommend scheduling maintenance at the start of the cooling season, so that your HVAC system can operate as efficiently as possible all season long.

 Is your air conditioner overdue for maintenance? Schedule it today by calling 301-932-4925 or contacting Southern Pride Service online for help.