The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In actuality, 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 lifetime inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is best for your home? Our knowledgeable professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the best option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we have.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest buying at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an enhanced filter, contact us at 918-333-0376. Our professionals can help you find the best solution for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might give relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an added advantage for your heating and cooling unit. It may help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity when your comfort unit isn’t on.
Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Farris Heating & Air, we’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we come to your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 918-333-0376 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you could have with a technician coming to your house at this time.
*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.