The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your {regular|typical|daily] schedule into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly 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 home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern homes are tightly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic since we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which system is best for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your household’s unique needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we have.

Air Filtration

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

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

We recommend installing at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy consumption.

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

Before installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 276-302-0076. Our pros can help you find the most ideal option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox has some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 within your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can offer relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an added advantage for your HVAC system. It could help it work longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter offers 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 comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity when your comfort equipment isn’t operating.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At HCE Systems, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete 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 household. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 276-302-0076 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you can have with a pro arriving at your home 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.