The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. 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).
Today’s houses are securely airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues, since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we sell.
When comparing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy consumption*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a better filter, contact us at 717-220-4502. Our pros can help you select the right match for your system.
Lennox® provides some of the best air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment 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 added inside your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment could give relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an extra perk for your heating and cooling system. It might help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components 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 optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Having even humidity in your home could help keep your household from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t operating.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At H & H Service Company, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we come to your home.
To discover more about our air quality products, give us a call at 717-220-4502 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you may have with a technician visiting your home 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.