INDIANAPOLIS — Testing by the University of Colorado Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering found that the Carrier Infinity air purifier with Captures & Kills technology inactivates 99% of coronavirus trapped on the filter. Other third-party testing has concluded that this technology also inactivates 99% of select viruses and bacteria trapped on the filter, such as a common cold virus surrogate, Streptococcus pyogenes, and human influenza.
“As people continue to spend more time at home, it’s important to have technology to help make indoor environments healthier and safer,” said Justin Keppy, president, NA Residential & Light Commercial, Carrier. “By removing these pathogens, including coronavirus, from the air it filters, the Infinity air purifier gives families peace of mind that their loved ones have a cleaner and healthier home in which to live, learn, work, and play.”
The University of Colorado’s testing was conducted with a murine coronavirus that is closely related to the human coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19. The murine pathogen surrogate allowed testing to be completed safely.