The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical routine all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are securely sealed, 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 may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which solution is best for your home? Our skilled techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the best solution for your family’s distinctive needs.
Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we provide.
When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides fresher air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a better filter, contact us at 478-202-3170. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal solution for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit might provide relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an added perk for your HVAC equipment. It could help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your residence can help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity around your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity while your comfort equipment isn’t running.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Air Temperature Control, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can buy.
We’re also more than just 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, reach us at 478-202-3170 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you can have with a technician coming to your house 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.