The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date residences are securely closed, which is good 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 may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time inside.
There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is right for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then advise you on the best solution for your family’s unique needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We suggest upgrading to no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 308-321-4703. Our pros can help you find the most ideal match for your unit.
Lennox has some of the greatest air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 added on the inside of your HVAC system. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an additional bonus for your HVAC equipment. It may help it last longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.
Having balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, among other cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort equipment isn’t operating.
Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can buy.
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 we’re taking more precautions when we visit your residence.
To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 308-321-4703 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a professional coming to 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.