The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine upside down.
When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are securely airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be problematic since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is best for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the best solution for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 785-269-0465. Our professionals can help you choose the right option for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that contribute 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 comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It can help it work for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your home can help keep your loved ones healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t running.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Scott Temperature, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your house.
To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 785-269-0465 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a professional visiting your house 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.