The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. 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 provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, 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 days in a building.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is best for your home? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we provide.
When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 602-971-0567. Our pros can help you find the best match for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification systems 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 systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed inside your comfort system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can give relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an added advantage for your comfort equipment. It might help it last longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t operating.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Integrity AC & Heating LLC, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.
To discover more about our air quality products, give us a call at 602-971-0567 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional coming to your residence 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.