The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there now. That’s why 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 eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are securely airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is right for your home? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we have.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest getting no less than MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying an upgraded filter, reach us at 602-789-3315. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an extra bonus for your comfort system. It can help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components 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 the greatest effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.
Getting even humidity in your home might help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, in addition to other cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system usually functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity when your heating unit isn’t on.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can get.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 602-789-3315 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any worries you could have with a pro coming to 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.