The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily schedule upside down.

When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Modern houses are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

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

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

Unsure which system is right for your house? Our skilled technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your family’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise buying no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy needs.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually installed 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, give us a call at 630-313-2509. Our experts can help you find the most ideal match for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of 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, such as ones that lead to strep throat.
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed inside your HVAC system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment might provide relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an extra advantage for your heating and cooling unit. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It completes this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating unit isn’t running.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Pure Comfort Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 630-313-2509 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you could have with a pro coming to 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.