The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware 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 homes are tightly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, 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 factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest getting at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, as they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a better filter, contact us at 386-313-8766. Our experts can help you find the best option for your system.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like 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 system. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment might offer relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It might help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your house can help keep your household healthy when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Cooks Air Conditioning and Heating Specialists, we’re passionate about making your residence 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 only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 386-313-8766 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you can have with a professional arriving at your residence 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.