The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar all over the place.
When times feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern residences are tightly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which option is right for your home? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise getting at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, since they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying a better filter, reach us at 641-316-9803. Our pros can help you select the right solution for your unit.
Lennox has some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed inside your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit may provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also has an additional perk for your comfort unit. It may help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your HVAC system’s airflow.
Getting correct humidity in your home may help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t on.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Brookwood Inc, we’re committed to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive 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 household. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 641-316-9803 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a professional visiting 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.