If you live in a newer residence in Bartlesville, it was likely made with energy efficiency as a priority. This means greater amounts of insulation and windows and doors with improved seals. While these enhancements are fantastic for keeping your utility bill economical, they’re not so great for your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system needs to work with a filter. But if you rely on a flat filter, you won’t be receiving ample filtration. This kind only provides the smallest amount of protection by blocking dust from infiltrating your home comfort system.
While you can get a pleated filter or one with a better MERV rating, it still might not be ample filtration, particularly if someone in your home has allergies or other respiratory issues.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a good option. These systems are attached within ductwork to deliver effective filtration throughout your residence. Depending on the type you choose, you’ll be able to remove allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our favorite solutions from Lennox®, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, provides the best filtration. These filters were first developed to shield scientists as they developed the atomic bomb. Today, they’re necessary in hospitals and other medical settings.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System has a three-step filtration process. A prefilter catches larger irritants before the HEPA filter captures remaining miniscule irritants. Then, a charcoal filter eradicates odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System is compatible with all HVAC brands and seamlessly links to with your smart home. It fights the three leading varieties of indoor air pollutants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can eliminate 99.9%* of pollutants, including mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also potent at removing or eradicating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, based on laboratory and field studies, it removes and destroys approximately 50% of residential odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S is equipped with sensing features that make it uncomplicated to maintain. When linked with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll receive an alert to replace the filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be installed with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners are made in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating calculates how good filters are at removing contaminants. The greater the number, the finer the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is great for residences with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, as it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-strength filtration. And it removes more than 95%3 of aggravating particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is great for households who are seeking better protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter captures 99% of larger particles such as dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of smaller particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a a fantastic air purifier for allergies and in houses with pets. It catches more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of finer ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to deliver this strong filtration without increasing the price of using your heating and cooling system.
These three media air cleaners work with any brand of HVAC system. But despite that, it’s critical to know that some of the denser ones, including MERV 16 and 13, may restrict your system’s airflow. This can hike up your heating and cooling bills.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to the reason why you get a blistering sunburn. But this kind of light has a beneficial application when installed inside your ductwork. It’s also strong enough to eliminate germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can lower the amount of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as quickly as 45 minutes.5 This light destroys cell structure, which stops these microorganisms from growing and infiltrating around your home.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your HVAC system clean and running properly. It wipes out of germs, mold and fungi lurking within ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier does all this work without developing lung-inflaming ozone.6
Breathe Better with the Support of Our Air Purification Specialists
Your loved ones’ comfort and health matters to us at Farris Heating & Air. We realize there are a lot of possibilities out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to collaborate with our indoor air quality professionals. We specialize in creating solutions that fit your needs and budget, and we’d love to find out more about your home and your air quality challenges. Call us at 918-333-0376 right away to start the process.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences," August 2006.