The global spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. 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 house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, 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 elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is right for your house? Our knowledgeable professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal option for your household’s distinctive needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we sell.
When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, because they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 724-401-1843. Our pros can help you select the best solution for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer 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, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your HVAC system. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit may deliver relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an added advantage for your HVAC unit. It could help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating equipment isn’t running.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Central Heating & Plumbing, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution on the market.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 724-401-1843 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you might have with a pro arriving at your house at this time.
*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.