The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine upside down.
When times feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is right for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise installing no less than MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of getting an upgraded filter, reach us at 925-233-6238. Our pros can help you select the best option for your system.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 within your comfort unit. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may offer relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also has an added advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your residence may help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t running.
Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Clean Air HVAC, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer 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 health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we arrive at your house.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 925-233-6238 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any concerns you can have with a pro visiting 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.