The international growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s residences are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is right for your house? Our expert professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then suggest the best solution for your household’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we have.
When browsing 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 common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest getting at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, as they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, contact us at 303-452-4146. Our pros can help you find the right match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 inside your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment might provide relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an additional advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It could help it work for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components 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 remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your HVAC system’s airflow.
Getting even humidity in your house may help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating system isn’t on.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we visit your home.
To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 303-452-4146 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you may have with a tech arriving at your house 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.