The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s residences are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is best for your home? Our expert techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then advise you on the best choice for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we provide.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive 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 suggest installing no less than MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting an enhanced filter, reach us at 203-357-5913. Our professionals can help you choose the right match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system may give relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an additional advantage for your comfort unit. It could help it work for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts 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 greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your house may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t on.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Central Air LLC, we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, 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 well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 203-357-5913 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any concerns you could have with a tech 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.