The global spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine into a jumble.
When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern houses are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic since we spend about 90% of our days inside.
There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which solution is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then recommend the best option for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we sell.
When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend upgrading to no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying an upgraded filter, contact us at 515-207-6569. Our professionals can help you choose the best option for your system.
Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification equipment 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 systems can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 placed within your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an additional bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t operating.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide 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 technicians are taking more precautions when we visit your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 515-207-6569 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any concerns you might have with a tech 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.