The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are firmly closed, 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 can cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your family’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re typically installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting a better filter, contact us at 402-628-0206. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an additional perk for your HVAC unit. It might help it work longer and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an improved 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 remove particles from your house’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your home may help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity around your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity when your comfort unit isn’t on.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At The Frazier Company, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 402-628-0206 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you may have with a professional coming to 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.