The international spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine upside down.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which solution is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.
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 ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 608-291-3606. Our experts can help you select the best solution for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your HVAC system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment may offer relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an extra perk for your heating and cooling system. It may help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your home could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather irritations.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t on.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Lanz Furnace and Fireplace, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
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 our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.
To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 608-291-3606 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you can have with a technician coming to your residence 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.