The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular calendar into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days inside.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is best for your residence? Our expert pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When looking at air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank 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 best effect. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, as they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 219-872-2198. Our professionals can help you choose the best match for your system.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 placed on the inside of your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver relief. Especially if you are in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an added perk for your heating and cooling unit. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing 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 catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Getting even humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, among other cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to spread humidity while your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.
Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Paniccia Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide 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 wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we visit your residence.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 219-872-2198 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any concerns you might have with a professional 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.