If you have a newly built house in Norton, it was probably constructed with energy efficiency at the top of the list. This means increased insulation and windows and doors with enhanced seals. While these improvements are fantastic for keeping your heating and cooling costs economical, they’re not so good for your indoor air quality.
Your home comfort system needs to run with a filter. But if you have a flat filter, you won’t be receiving ample filtration. This type only provides the bare minimum of protection by blocking dust from infiltrating your home comfort system.
While you can get a pleated filter or one with a better MERV rating, it still might not be ample filtration, especially if someone in your house has allergies or other respiratory troubles.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a good option. These systems are placed within ductwork to provide strong filtration across your house. Depending on the model you select, you’ll be able to remove allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our best systems from Lennox, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, provides the best filtration. These filters were first created to protect scientists as they worked on the atomic bomb. Today, they’re necessary in hospitals and other medical applications.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System includes a three-step filtration procedure. A prefilter attracts significant pollutants before the HEPA filter traps the rest of smaller particles. Then, a charcoal filter wipes out odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System works with all HVAC brands and smoothly links to your smart home. It combats the three key types of indoor air contaminants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can eliminate 99.9%* of pollutants, such as mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also effective at removing or eradicating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, according to laboratory and field studies, it decreases and destroys approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S comes with sensing features that make it uncomplicated to maintain. When paired with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll be notified when to install a new filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be linked with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners come in in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating determines how good filters are at trapping contaminants. The greater the number, the better the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is great for residences with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, as it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-strength filtration. And it gets rid of more than 95%3 of unhealthy particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is recommended for homes who are looking for stronger protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter traps 99% of larger particles including dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of miniscule particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a a fantastic air purifier for allergies and in homes with pets. It removes more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of smaller ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to offer this strong filtration without running up the bill for using your heating and cooling system.
These three media air cleaners are compatible with any brand of HVAC system. Regardless, it’s essential to realize that some of the thicker ones, such as MERV 16 and 13, may restrict your system’s airflow. This can increase your heating and cooling costs.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to blame when you get a blistering sunburn. But this kind of light has a useful application when concealed in your ductwork. It’s also tough enough to reduce germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In reality, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can decrease the amount of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as short as 45 minutes.5 This light damages cell structure, which halts these microorganisms from flourishing and spreading across your house.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your home comfort system clean and operating like it should. It takes care of germs, mold and fungi hiding in ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier achieves all this work without making lung-aggravating ozone.6
Breathe Better with the Help of Our Air Purification Pros
Your family’s comfort and health matters to us at HCE Systems. We are aware there are lots of solutions out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to work with our indoor air quality pros. We specialize in developing solutions that fit your needs and budget, and we’d love to find out more about your home and your air quality problems. Give us a call at 276-302-0076 now to begin.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences,” August 2006.