The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are firmly airtight, which is fantastic 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 might cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which system is right for your home? Our expert technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then suggest the best option for your household’s distinctive needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.
When looking at air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest getting at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter gives cleaner air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, reach us at 479-308-8176. Our experts can help you find the most ideal option for your unit.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system can deliver relief. Especially if you are in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also has an extra bonus for your HVAC unit. It could help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your home might help keep your household from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, among further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t running.
Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Siloam Springs Heating & AC, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution on the market.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we visit your residence.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 479-308-8176 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you might have with a technician arriving at your residence 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.