The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are tightly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be problematic since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is right for your residence? Our skilled techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We advise getting at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of getting an upgraded filter, reach us at 254-355-3833. Our professionals can help you choose the best match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the best air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including 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 installed on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could offer relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an added bonus for your HVAC system. It might help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your house. Some models, 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 Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At J & J Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, 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 added precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 254-355-3833 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any apprehension you could have with a pro arriving at 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.