The international spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s residences are securely sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which solution is best for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the best option for your household’s unique needs.
Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 281-231-8768. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the best air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that contribute to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system may give relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an extra perk for your comfort unit. It can help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components 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 the best results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring even humidity in your house might help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among further cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t running.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At JTech Mechanical, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we arrive at your home.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 281-231-8768 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any apprehension you may have with a pro arriving at 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.