The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern homes are securely closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could 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 time indoors.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is a good fit for your home? Our expert pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we sell.
When browsing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges 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 slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise getting at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides fresher air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of getting a better filter, give us a call at 636-206-4584. Our professionals can help you select the best match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may offer relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an upgraded 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 house’s air. It completes this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Air Alliance Team, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 636-206-4584 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you may have with a pro arriving at your residence at this time.
*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.