The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar upside down.
When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem, since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is right for your house? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then suggest the ideal option for your household’s distinct needs.
Continue reading to discover more about the air quality products we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.
One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to at least a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 515-207-6569. Our professionals can help you choose the best option for your system.
Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 installed inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can give relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an extra bonus for your heating and cooling unit. It may help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones in good health in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t running.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 515-207-6569 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a pro visiting your residence 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.