The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is best for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your home’s distinctive needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of getting a more powerful filter, reach us at 203-772-8319. Our experts can help you choose the right match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification systems 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.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, including 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 added on the inside of your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might give relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an extra perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it run longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC system isn’t running.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can get.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 203-772-8319 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a technician arriving at your house 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.