The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical routine into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to better 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 residence? Our skilled techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your family’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we provide.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters air.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered 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.
In advance of buying an upgraded filter, contact us at 509-284-4265. Our experts can help you find the right solution for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 placed on the inside of your comfort system. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might offer relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also has an added advantage for your comfort system. It could help it work longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing 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 plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Having even humidity in your house could help keep your family in good health when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC system isn’t on.
Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Lakeside Heating & Air, we’re passionate about making your home more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we visit your house.
To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 509-284-4265 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any worries you could 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.