The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is best for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we offer.
When browsing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 940-202-1184. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your system.
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 kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment might provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an added advantage for your comfort equipment. It could help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers 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.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house could help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort equipment isn’t running.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Pepper AC & Heat, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 940-202-1184 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any worries you can have with a professional coming to your home 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.