The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your {regular|typical|daily] schedule all over the place.

In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date residences are tightly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can 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 time indoors.

There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which option is best for your residence? Our expert pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we offer.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise buying no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy consumption.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, as they’re usually in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Ahead of buying an enhanced filter, contact us at 605-206-3915. Our professionals can help you select the best solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment can give relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an extra perk for your HVAC system. It could help it last for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity while your heating unit isn’t running.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Street Heating and Cooling, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we visit your house.

To find out more about our air quality solution, reach us at 605-206-3915 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you can have with a tech coming to your residence 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.