The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine upside down.
When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. 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 offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are tightly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, 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 inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is a good fit for your home? Our skilled pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then recommend the ideal option for your household’s unique needs.
Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we provide.
When browsing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy needs.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, since they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before getting a better filter, reach us at 916-591-6889. Our pros can help you find the right solution for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the best air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment might deliver relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also offers an added perk for your heating and cooling unit. It can help it run for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.
Getting balanced humidity in your home may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to circulate humidity while your heating equipment isn’t on.
Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
At Bishop’s HVAC, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we visit your residence.
To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 916-591-6889 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you could have with a tech arriving at your house 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.