The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is a good fit for your home? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we offer.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive 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 advise installing at minimum MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 402-509-5940. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal option for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 placed on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional perk for your HVAC system. It may help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your home might help keep your family in good health during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to spread humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t operating.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Interstate Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable. 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 health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we come to your house.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 402-509-5940 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a pro visiting 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.