The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might 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 indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which solution is best for your house? Our skilled techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your household’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we sell.
When looking at air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying at minimum MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, as they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 308-624-3485. Our professionals can help you choose the right match for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system can provide relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It may help it work longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your home may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do 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 optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t on.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your house.
To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 308-624-3485 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you might have with a pro arriving at your residence 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.