The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are securely closed, which is great 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 could cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is a good fit for your house? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the best solution for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced 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 suggest upgrading to at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of getting an enhanced filter, give us a call at 410-228-4822. Our pros can help you find the best match for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification units you can purchase. 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 take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can give relief. Especially if you reside in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your residence could help keep your household healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to move humidity while your HVAC system isn’t running.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Pliescott HVAC Services LLC, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive 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 our technicians are taking extra precautions when we visit your house.
To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 410-228-4822 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any concerns you can have with a tech visiting 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.