The global spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In actuality, 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 inside.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is best for your house? Our skilled techs can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then suggest the ideal option for your household’s unique needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we sell.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest installing no less than MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, since they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of getting a more powerful filter, give us a call at 308-995-8177. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal match for your unit.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that contribute 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 unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may offer relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an extra perk for your HVAC unit. It can help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your house may help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC system isn’t running.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Durable Service, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we arrive at your home.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 308-995-8177 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a technician visiting your home 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.