The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar into a jumble.
When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Modern homes are securely closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time in a building.
There are many elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not sure which system is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your home’s unique needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we sell.
When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters air.
One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at minimum MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 803-265-4208. Our experts can help you find the right match for your equipment.
Lennox has some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful systems can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat.
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is installed within your HVAC system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could provide relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also has an extra advantage for your HVAC unit. It might help it work longer and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your residence may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.
If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your heating equipment isn’t operating.
Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Tri City Fuel & Heating, we’re committed to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, 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 family. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we visit your home.
To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 803-265-4208 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you can have with a pro visiting your residence at this time.
*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.