The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily calendar all over the place.
When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are tightly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, 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 lifetime in a building.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is a good fit for your residence? Our expert technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality products we offer.
When browsing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting 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 catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 505-445-1250. Our pros can help you select the best solution for your system.
Lennox® provides some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed inside your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can offer relief. Especially if you live in a muggy area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an added bonus for your HVAC unit. It may help it work longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity when your heating equipment isn’t on.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At I-Deal HVAC, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we arrive at your house.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 505-445-1250 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a professional 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.