The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar upside down.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which system is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your family’s distinctive needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of getting a better filter, reach us at 360-255-5857. Our pros can help you find the right match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed within your heating and cooling equipment. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may offer relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an added advantage for your comfort system. It might help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to spread humidity when your heating system isn’t running.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only 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 find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 360-255-5857 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a pro arriving at your house 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.