The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize 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).
Today’s houses are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is right for your residence? Our expert techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then recommend the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality products we sell.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters air.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 863-216-2923. Our professionals can help you find the right option for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems 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 on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment can give relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional advantage for your comfort unit. It may help it run longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your residence could help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t operating.
Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, 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 health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your house.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 863-216-2923 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any apprehension you may have with a tech coming to 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.