If you own a newly built residence in Georgetown, it was likely constructed with energy efficiency as a priority. This means more insulation and windows and doors with enhanced seals. While these advances are fantastic for keeping your energy expenses economical, they’re not so excellent for your indoor air quality.
Your home comfort system needs to run with a filter. But if you rely on a flat filter, you won’t be getting adequate filtration. This kind only delivers the lowest level of protection by keeping dust out of your home comfort system.
While you can install a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be enough filtration, particularly if someone in your residence has allergies or other respiratory problems.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier comes in. These systems are attached within ductwork to give effective filtration throughout your home. Depending on the model you select, you’ll be able to filter allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our top solutions from Lennox®, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, gives the best filtration. These filters were first created to shield scientists as they made the atomic bomb. Today, they’re a staple in hospitals and other medical applications.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System includes a three-step filtration procedure. A prefilter attracts significant particles before the HEPA filter catches the rest of smaller particles. Then, a charcoal filter wipes out odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System connects to all HVAC brands and easily links to with your smart home. It reduces the three key varieties of indoor air contaminants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can get rid of 99.9%* of pollutants, like mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also capable of decreasing or eliminating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, as the result of laboratory and field studies, it removes and eliminates approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S is equipped with sensing features that make it easy to keep up. When used with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll receive an alert to replace the filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be installed with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners come in in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating determines how good filters are at capturing contaminants. The higher the number, the finer the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is great for residences with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, as it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-grade filtration. And it eliminates more than 95%3 of aggravating particles from your home’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is great for families who want improved protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter catches 99% of larger particles such as dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of miniscule particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a an excellent air purifier for allergies and in homes with pets. It catches more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of miniscule ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to provide this powerful filtration without increasing the bill for operating your home comfort system.
These three media air cleaners are compatible with any brand of HVAC system. Regardless, it’s important to realize that some of the denser ones, such as MERV 16 and 13, may limit your system’s airflow. This can inflate your heating and cooling expenses.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to the fault of you get a stinging sunburn. But this wavelength of light has a beneficial application when placed in your ductwork. It’s also powerful enough to reduce germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can reduce the number of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as little as 45 minutes.5 This light destroys cell structure, which stops these microorganisms from multiplying and moving around your home.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your heating and cooling system clean and running efficiently. It eliminates of germs, mold and fungi hiding inside ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier achieves all these things without developing lung-aggravating ozone.6
Breathe Healthier Air with the Help of Our Air Purification Specialists
Your family’s comfort and health is important to us at Miller Climate Control LLC. We know there are a lot of possibilities out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to partner with our indoor air quality specialists. We specialize in creating solutions that meet your needs and budget, and we’d love to find out more about your house and your air quality issues. Call us at 512-937-2001 today to get started.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences," August 2006.