The international spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which solution is a good fit for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the best option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.
When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters air.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying no less than MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 843-485-0967. Our pros can help you select the most ideal match for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed within your heating and cooling system. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could give relief. Especially if you are in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an additional perk for your comfort system. It can help it run longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest 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 plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your residence may help keep your household healthy during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity while your comfort unit isn’t on.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Olde Towne Heating & Air, we’re passionate about making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
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 our technicians are taking extra precautions when we come to your residence.
To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 843-485-0967 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you could have with a technician 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.