The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly 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 residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s residences are firmly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be problematic since we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of 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 sure which option is best for your home? Our skilled professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your family’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we have.
When looking at air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing a better filter, give us a call at 763-276-0617. Our pros can help you select the best match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed inside your comfort system. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can give relief. Especially if you are in a muggy area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an extra bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It might help it run for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity while your heating system isn’t on.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Home Comfort Heating & Air, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
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 technicians are taking more precautions when we arrive at your house.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 763-276-0617 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a tech visiting 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.