The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar into a jumble.
In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer 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 securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be troublesome, since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is best for your home? Our knowledgeable technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the best option for your family’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s important 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, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers fresher air while lowering energy consumption*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an upgraded filter, contact us at (815)914-6197. Our professionals can help you find the best option for your equipment.
Lennox® provides some of the best air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed within your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could deliver relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an extra bonus for your HVAC equipment. It can help it last longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your home can help keep your family in good health in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t operating.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Temperature Doctors Heating & Cooling, Inc, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can get.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your house.
To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at (815)914-6197 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you may have with a pro visiting your home 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.