The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine upside down.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are tightly airtight, which is fantastic 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 can be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is best for your home? Our skilled professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the best solution for your home’s unique needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality products we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend buying at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a better filter, give us a call at 519-296-4437. Our pros can help you choose the right option for your system.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 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 placed inside your comfort system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit may give relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an additional advantage for your HVAC equipment. It may help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your home might help keep your family in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t operating.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Taylor's Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your house.
To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 519-296-4437 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional arriving at your house 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.