The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is best for your residence? Our skilled professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your home’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we sell.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest installing no less than MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 239-244-3439. Our experts can help you select the best match for your unit.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed inside your comfort equipment. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit might offer relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It can help it run longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your residence can help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to move humidity when your HVAC system isn’t on.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Speedy Air Conditioning, we’re committed to making your house comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, 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 household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we visit your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 239-244-3439 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you could have with a tech coming to your home 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.