The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be problematic since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is best for your residence? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then suggest the ideal choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we provide.
When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, as 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.
Ahead of buying a better filter, contact us at 541-238-2797. Our professionals can help you select the right match for your system.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, including 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 added inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an extra bonus for your HVAC equipment. It may help it last for a longer period of time and operate 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 the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house might help keep your family in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC system isn’t operating.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Tri County Climate Control LLC, we’re dedicated to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we come to your residence.
To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 541-238-2797 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a pro visiting 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.