The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are firmly closed, 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 could lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is a good fit for your house? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the best solution for your family’s distinctive needs.
Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters air.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at least MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, since they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 570-648-0748. Our experts can help you select the right solution 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 managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed inside your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit could offer relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an added bonus for your heating and cooling system. It could help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your house might help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically works with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc., we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, 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 health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 570-648-0748 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you could have with a professional coming to your house 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.