The global spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine all over the place.
In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.
Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.
There are many elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are several things you can do to improve your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is right for your residence? Our expert technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your home’s distinct needs.
Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we offer.
When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.
One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise getting no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy consumption.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 209-257-3156. Our experts can help you find the right option for your equipment.
Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can wipe out:
- 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 installed on the inside of your HVAC system. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can provide relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.
This light also provides an extra advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It may help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.
Getting even humidity in your home may help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can achieve this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity while your HVAC system isn’t on.
Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Tokay, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we arrive at your house.
To learn more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 209-257-3156 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you might have with a tech visiting your home 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.