The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there now. 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 offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are tightly sealed, which is good 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 lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the best solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we sell.
When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting a better filter, give us a call at 815-933-8213. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal option for your system.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 HVAC unit. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an additional bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It could help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your home may help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity around your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity when your comfort equipment isn’t on.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Home Furniture, Plumbing & Heating, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only 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 more precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To learn more about our air quality solution, reach us at 815-933-8213 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any apprehension you can have with a professional coming to your house 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.