The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. Consequently 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).
Up-to-date homes are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which solution is right for your house? Our skilled techs can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting solution for your family’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy needs*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, because they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 360-255-5857. Our experts can help you select the most ideal solution for your system.
Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 placed within your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could deliver relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an extra advantage for your heating and cooling system. It could help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.
Having even humidity in your home may help keep your household healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t running.
Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 360-255-5857 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a technician arriving at 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.