The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule all over the place.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home 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 residences are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is best for your home? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your household’s unique needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When browsing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest getting at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting a better filter, contact us at 512-355-1482. Our pros can help you find the best option for your system.
Lennox offers 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 wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could provide relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also provides an extra perk for your HVAC equipment. It might help it work for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your HVAC system’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your home might help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your heating system isn’t operating.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide 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 health of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 512-355-1482 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any concerns you could have with a pro arriving at your house now.
*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.