The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern homes are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is best for your house? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality products we have.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 979-335-4262. Our pros can help you find the right match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types 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 lead 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 heating and cooling equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also has an additional bonus for your HVAC system. It can help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort system’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, among other cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t running.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At E.B. Air, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, 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 household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 979-335-4262 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional arriving at your residence 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.