The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily schedule all over the place.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are securely closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are a few 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 sure which solution is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We recommend getting no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
In advance of buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 662-281-1231. Our professionals can help you choose the best match for your unit.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification systems 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 take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that lead 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 powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver relief. Especially if you are in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an added bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It could help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your house could help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity when your heating equipment isn’t running.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive 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 loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 662-281-1231 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you can have with a professional arriving at your residence today.
*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.