The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is right for your home? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a better filter, give us a call at 251-471-2674. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal option for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 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 inside your comfort unit. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment can provide relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an additional perk for your heating and cooling unit. It can help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating equipment isn’t on.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can get.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. 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 251-471-2674 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any apprehension you can have with a technician 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.