The international spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular calendar into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. 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 offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor 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 lifetime indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause 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.
Not sure which solution is a good fit for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your family’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest installing at least 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 regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing a better filter, reach us at 713-322-4318. Our experts can help you find the right solution for your unit.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your comfort unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment could provide relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It might help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces 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 provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort equipment isn’t operating.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Air Current AC & Heat, we’re committed to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, 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 health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 713-322-4318 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a tech coming to 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.