The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule upside down.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely 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 residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date homes are securely sealed, 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 could cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.
There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Unsure which option is right for your home? Our expert techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the best solution for your home’s unique needs.
Keep reading to find out more about the air quality products we provide.
When looking at air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.
One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We recommend installing at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while limiting energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, since they’re typically used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 760-784-9034. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal match for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit might provide relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an additional perk for your comfort equipment. It could help it run for a greater period of time 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 delivers 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 HVAC unit’s airflow.
Acquiring balanced humidity in your house can help keep your family from getting sick during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t on.
Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re committed to making your residence comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.
We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we arrive at your residence.
To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 760-784-9034 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any worries you can have with a professional arriving at your house now.
*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.