The international spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes 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 cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is best for your home? Our knowledgeable professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal option for your household’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing a more powerful filter, contact us at 361-265-4371. Our experts can help you select the right solution for your system.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types 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, such as ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your comfort unit. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might offer relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also provides an extra bonus for your comfort equipment. It could help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your house might help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC system isn’t running.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Rescue Heating & Air, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive 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 household. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 361-265-4371 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a pro visiting your house 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.