The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take comfort 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 critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are tightly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, 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 in a building.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is best for your house? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we offer.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter provides fresher air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a more powerful filter, reach us at 478-200-5689. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal option for your system.
Lennox has some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your comfort system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment might provide relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an extra advantage for your HVAC system. It can help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your residence can help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t on.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we’re passionate about making your home more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.
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 we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.
To learn more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 478-200-5689 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a tech visiting your residence 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.