The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine upside down.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could 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 time in a building.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which system is right for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal option for your household’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we have.
When comparing 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 lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, because they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 715-504-0533. Our experts can help you find the right match for your system.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types 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, like ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added within your comfort unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system can offer relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also provides an additional perk for your comfort system. It may help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since 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 results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Having even humidity in your home may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Point Heating & Cooling, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we come to your house.
To learn more about our air quality products, give us a call at 715-504-0533 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you can have with a pro visiting 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.