The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar all over the place.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s houses are firmly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which system is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we sell.
When browsing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing a better filter, reach us at 724-425-5852. Our pros can help you find the best option for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 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 comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit could offer relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an additional perk for your heating and cooling system. It might help it work longer and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your home may help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity when your heating system isn’t running.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Knoechel Heating, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we visit your home.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 724-425-5852 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any apprehension you might have with a professional 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.