If you own a newer home in Eastland, it was likely built with energy efficiency as a priority. This means increased insulation and windows and doors with improved seals. While these advances are fantastic for keeping your energy bill economical, they’re not so excellent for your indoor air quality.
Your home comfort system needs to operate with a filter. But if you’re using a flat filter, you won’t be getting ample filtration. This model only gives the bare minimum of protection by stopping dust from getting into your home comfort system.
While you can get a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be adequate filtration, particularly if someone in your home has allergies or other respiratory problems.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier comes in. These systems are placed within ductwork to give powerful filtration across your home. Depending on the model you go with, you’ll be able to get rid of allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our top solutions from Lennox®, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, provides the best filtration. These filters were first created to protect scientists as they worked on the atomic bomb. Today, they’re a staple in hospitals and other medical buildings.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System features a three-step filtration process. A prefilter attracts larger pollutants before the HEPA filter captures the rest of tiny particles. Then, a charcoal filter eradicates odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System works with all HVAC brands and easily integrates with your smart home. It combats the three key kinds of indoor air pollutants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can eliminate 99.9%* of pollutants, like mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also capable of decreasing or destroying 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, based on laboratory and field studies, it reduces and eliminates approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S is equipped with sensing features that make it uncomplicated to keep up. When paired with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll get a notification to replace the filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be installed with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners are made in a variety of MERV ratings to work with your needs. This rating determines how effective filters are at capturing contaminants. The greater the number, the finer the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is great for families with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, because it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-grade filtration. And it eliminates more than 95%3 of aggravating particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is suggested for families who want stronger protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter removes 99% of larger particles including dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of smaller particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a a great air purifier for allergies and in houses with pets. It eliminates more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of miniscule ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to provide this powerful filtration without increasing the cost of turning on your HVAC system.
These three media air cleaners can be used with any brand of HVAC system. However, it’s important to know that some of the more substantial ones, such as MERV 16 and 13, may decrease your system’s airflow. This can hike up your heating and cooling bills.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to the reason why you get a painful sunburn. But this kind of light has a helpful application when placed inside your ductwork. It’s also tough enough to decrease germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can reduce the amount of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as short as 45 minutes.5 This light wrecks cell structure, which stops these microorganisms from multiplying and moving around your house.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your HVAC system clean and working like it should. It eliminates of germs, mold and fungi lurking inside ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier achieves all these tasks without making lung-inflaming ozone.6
Breathe Easier with the Help of Our Air Purification Professionals
Your family’s comfort and health matters to us at J & J Air Conditioning. We are aware there are many options out there. That’s why we make it easy to work with our indoor air quality professionals. We specialize in making solutions that fit your needs and budget, and we’d love to learn more about your house and your air quality issues. Reach us at 254-355-3833 right away to begin.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences," August 2006.