The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your {regular|typical|daily] routine all over the place.

When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date residences are securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There are a few steps 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 solution is right for your home? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s unique needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We suggest installing at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy needs.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Before installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 724-401-1843. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox has some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can eliminate:

  • 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 added within your comfort unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment can deliver relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your HVAC unit. It could help it last longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your home might help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to spread humidity during the time your heating system isn’t on.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Central Heating & Plumbing, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 724-401-1843 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you could have with a technician arriving at 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.