The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are tightly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could 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 might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is right for your house? Our expert pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then recommend the best solution for your household’s unique needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying an upgraded filter, reach us at 717-220-4502. Our experts can help you find the right match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the best air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added within your comfort system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can give relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an added bonus for your comfort system. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort system’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your residence may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t operating.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At H & H Service Company, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive 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 loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we visit your house.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 717-220-4502 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you could have with a pro arriving at your residence now.
*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.