The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily schedule all over the place.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there now. 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 deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s 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 indoors.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is a good fit for your home? Our expert pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we provide.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters air.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest buying at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 561-270-6228. Our pros can help you select the most ideal match for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment could deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC equipment. It could help it run longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your home might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to spread humidity while your heating unit isn’t on.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At A2Z Air Inc, we’re committed 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 wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we visit your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 561-270-6228 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a pro coming to your house 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.