If you live in a newer residence in Alliance, it was likely made with energy efficiency at the top of the list. This means greater amounts of insulation and windows and doors with enhanced seals. While these advances are fantastic for keeping your energy bills economical, they’re not so good for your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system needs to work with a filter. But if you have a flat filter, you won’t be getting enough filtration. This style only gives the lowest level of protection by blocking dust from infiltrating your home comfort system.
While you can upgrade to a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be ample filtration, particularly if someone in your home has allergies or other respiratory problems.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a great solution. These systems are placed within ductwork to provide powerful filtration throughout your home. Depending on the model you choose, you’ll be able to get rid of allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our top styles from Lennox, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, delivers top-of-the-line filtration. These filters were first made to shield scientists as they developed the atomic bomb. Today, they’re a must-have in hospitals and other medical operations.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System includes a three-step filtration procedure. A prefilter attracts significant particles before the HEPA filter catches the rest of smaller particles. Then, a charcoal filter wipes out odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System is compatible with all HVAC brands and seamlessly works with your smart home. It fights the three leading varieties of indoor air contaminants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can eliminate 99.9%* of pollutants, such as mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also capable of reducing or eradicating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, as the result of laboratory and field studies, it removes and eliminates approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S comes with sensing features that make it uncomplicated to keep up. When used with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll receive an alert to replace the filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be used with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners are available in a variety of MERV ratings to work with your needs. This rating calculates how capable filters are at capturing contaminants. The better the number, the greater the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is recommended for households with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, because it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-strength filtration. And it gets rid of more than 95%3 of aggravating particles from your home’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is recommended for homes who are looking for stronger protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter removes 99% of larger particles such as dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of finer particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a an excellent air purifier for allergies and in residences with pets. It catches more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of finer ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to provide this powerful filtration without increasing the bill for operating your home comfort system.
These three media air cleaners work with any brand of HVAC system. Regardless, it’s important to be aware that some of the more substantial ones, such as MERV 16 and 13, may restrict your system’s airflow. This can inflate your energy expenses.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are the reason why you get a painful sunburn. But this wavelength of light has a helpful application when installed in your ductwork. It’s also strong enough to eliminate germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In reality, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can reduce the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as short as 45 minutes.5 This light destroys cell structure, which stops these microorganisms from flourishing and infiltrating across your residence.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your home comfort system clean and operating efficiently. It wipes out of germs, mold and fungi that are hidden within ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier accomplishes all this work without producing lung-irritating ozone.6
Breathe Better with the Help of Our Air Purification Pros
Your family’s comfort and health matters to us at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces. We are aware there are lots of solutions out there. That’s why we make it simple to partner with our indoor air quality specialists. We specialize in recommending solutions tailored to your needs and budget, and we’d love to learn more about your house and your air quality challenges. Give us a call at 308-321-4703 now to get started.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences,” August 2006.