The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular calendar upside down.
When times feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are tightly airtight, which is great 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 can lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is a good fit for your house? Our skilled pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting solution for your family’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we offer.
When looking at air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing a better filter, reach us at 928-432-6018. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal option for your system.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 equipment. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit could deliver relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an additional perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It might help it run for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t running.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At B&D Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, 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 well-being of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your house.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 928-432-6018 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you could have with a professional visiting your home today.
*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.