The global spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are securely closed, which is great 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 lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is right for your house? Our expert techs can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the best choice for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality products we offer.
When comparing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying an upgraded filter, contact us at 631-737-5566. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal match for your system.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can provide relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also offers an added bonus for your heating and cooling system. It may help it run for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your home may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity around your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity while your comfort unit isn’t running.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Airmax Long Island, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we arrive at your house.
To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 631-737-5566 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a pro arriving at your home at this time.
*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.