The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house 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 residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is a good fit for your house? Our expert pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.
When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides fresher air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of getting an upgraded filter, reach us at 512-937-2001. Our experts can help you select the best match for your system.
Lennox has some of the most advanced air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It might help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an upgraded 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 trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without restricting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your residence could help keep your family in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to circulate humidity when your comfort system isn’t running.
Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Miller Climate Control LLC, we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.
To find out more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 512-937-2001 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you might have with a technician coming to your house at this time.
*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.