The international spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily schedule into a jumble.
In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that offer 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 firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our days inside.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There’s a combination of steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting solution for your home’s distinctive needs.
Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we offer.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We suggest buying no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy use.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before installing a better filter, reach us at 601-736-7362. Our professionals can help you find the best solution for your equipment.
Lennox offers some of the most advanced air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
These powerful units can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed within your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can provide relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also provides an additional perk for your heating and cooling unit. It could help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.
Acquiring correct humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, among added cold weather irritations.
If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t running.
Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Watts Electric & AC, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive 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 loved ones. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we arrive at your home.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 601-736-7362 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you can have with a technician visiting 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.