The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver 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 securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which solution is best for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your home’s distinctive needs.
Keep reading to find out 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 assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 308-832-4321. Our experts can help you find the best option for your system.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your HVAC system. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit could give relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an added bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it work for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity when your comfort unit isn’t running.
Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At MPC Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.
To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 308-832-4321 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you may have with a technician visiting your residence 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.