The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical routine upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days inside.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which system is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your household’s unique needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality products we sell.
When browsing 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 common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides clearer air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting a better filter, reach us at 561-287-7071. Our experts can help you find the best match for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the greatest air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed inside your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could give relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It can help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components 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 optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your house may help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity when your comfort equipment isn’t operating.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Kilbourne Heating & AC, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, 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 health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To discover more about our air quality products, reach us at 561-287-7071 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a technician arriving at your residence now.
*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.