The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar 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 now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is a good fit for your house? Our expert technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the best choice for your home’s unique needs.
Continue reading to find out more about the air quality products we provide.
When browsing 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 most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter provides fresher air while limiting energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting an upgraded filter, contact us at 812-825-8695. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your system.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including 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 strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an added perk for your comfort equipment. It could help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining 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 house’s air. It completes this without restricting your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your house might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity while your HVAC system isn’t running.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Stanford Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
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 we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your home.
To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 812-825-8695 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you might have with a tech visiting 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.