The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are tightly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can 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 in a building.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of 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 certain which solution is best for your residence? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we have.
When browsing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting an upgraded filter, give us a call at 713-364-9957. Our pros can help you select the most ideal match for your system.
Lennox has some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 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 placed inside your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might give relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an additional bonus for your HVAC equipment. It could help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t on.
Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Premium Air Services LLC, we’re passionate about making your home comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we come to your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 713-364-9957 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you could have with a technician 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.