The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical schedule upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are tightly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which solution is a good fit for your home? Our expert technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the best solution for your family’s distinctive needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters air.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives clearer air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, since they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 862-345-6896. Our pros can help you find the right solution for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit could give relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an added perk for your heating and cooling unit. It can help it work longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your home might help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.
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 changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system usually works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort equipment isn’t on.
Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.
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 added precautions when we arrive at your home.
To find out more about our air quality products, give us a call at 862-345-6896 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional coming to 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.