The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical calendar into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there now. Consequently 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 options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is best for your home? Our expert techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your home’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we provide.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, because they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 715-352-4052. Our pros can help you find the best solution for your unit.
Lennox has some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide relief. Especially if you reside in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also provides an additional bonus for your comfort system. It might help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an enhanced 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 remove particles from your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort unit’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your house may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t on.
Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Halverson Brothers Inc, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete 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 household. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality solution, reach us at 715-352-4052 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you can have with a tech coming to 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.