The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. 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 home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are securely sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic, since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is a good fit for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can do 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.
Keep on reading to learn 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 assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest buying at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy needs*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing a more powerful filter, give us a call at 937-558-9478. Our pros can help you find the right match for your unit.
Lennox® provides 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 categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can eliminate:
- 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 placed within your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might give relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an extra perk for your HVAC system. It may help it work longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your home might help keep your household healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity during the time your heating equipment isn’t running.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Edington Heating & Cooling Inc, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide 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 household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your home.
To find out more about our air quality products, give us a call at 937-558-9478 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you can have with a technician coming to your residence now.
*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.