The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is a good fit for your house? Our skilled professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal option for your family’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we provide.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.
One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We advise installing at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, contact us at 717-216-0846. Our professionals can help you select the right option for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories 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 cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can offer relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an extra perk for your comfort equipment. It may help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool 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 optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your home may help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t operating.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At County Line Mechanical LLC, we’re passionate about making your home more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, 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 wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your house.
To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 717-216-0846 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you could have with a pro coming to your home 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.