The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are securely airtight, which is good 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 could be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is right for your home? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then recommend the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we provide.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing a more powerful filter, contact us at (337) 234-2345. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal option for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could deliver relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an added advantage for your HVAC system. It could help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing 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 plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort unit’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your home might help keep your family from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically recommend 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 give optimum humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t on.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At AC Sales, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we visit your house.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at (337) 234-2345 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a tech visiting 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.