The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are securely airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is right for your house? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality products we provide.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to at least MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 703-278-2036. Our professionals can help you select the most ideal solution for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification equipment 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, 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 heating and cooling system. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system may offer relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an extra advantage for your comfort unit. It might help it run longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces 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 best results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t running.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Woody's Sudden Service, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we arrive at your home.
To learn more about our air quality products, give us a call at 703-278-2036 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you can have with a professional arriving at 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.