The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine all over the place.
When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. 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 house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days inside.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the ideal option for your household’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to find out more about the air quality products we sell.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 740-344-5497. Our experts can help you find the best option for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system might deliver relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an added bonus for your heating and cooling unit. It might help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your home might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity while your heating equipment isn’t running.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Luikart Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, 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 arrive at your home.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 740-344-5497 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a pro visiting your residence 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.