The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove 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 inside air might 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 inside.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to enhance 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 home? Our knowledgeable technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the best solution for your family’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, as they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing a better filter, reach us at 949-204-0859. Our professionals can help you select the most ideal match for your unit.
Lennox has 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 taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment 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 equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can provide relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC system. It could help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity around your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating unit isn’t running.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, 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 wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your house.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 949-204-0859 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you may have with a technician arriving at your home 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.