The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is right for your residence? Our skilled pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the ideal option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at minimum MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 918-212-8943. Our professionals can help you choose the best solution for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your HVAC system. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment may offer relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an additional bonus for your HVAC system. It could help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your home may help keep your family healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating system isn’t operating.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Air Service Co., we’re passionate about making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 918-212-8943 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you might have with a pro arriving at your home today.
*Based on in-duct testing that shows Healthy Climate® filters reduce airflow restriction. Greater restriction of airflow creates a greater load on a unit’s fan motor, increasing energy consumption.