The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. That’s why 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 options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of 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 option is best for your house? Our expert professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then suggest the best choice for your household’s unique needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we have.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters air.
One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 770-450-1539. Our pros can help you find the right match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the most advanced air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may deliver relief. Especially if you live in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an added perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It may help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It completes this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity when your heating equipment isn’t running.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At ACS Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive 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 household. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 770-450-1539 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you can have with a technician arriving at 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.