The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home 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 residences are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which solution is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your household’s unique needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we have.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, as they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 740-474-5940. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal option for your unit.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit may offer relief. Especially if you reside in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an extra perk for your heating and cooling system. It could help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your residence may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t operating.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we come to your house.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 740-474-5940 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you can have with a tech arriving at 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.