The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar all over the place.
When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.
Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Today’s homes are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be problematic, since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.
There are several actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which option is right for your house? Our skilled techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we have.
When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters air.
One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.
We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers fresher air while lowering energy use*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, because they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Before buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 800-COOLING. Our experts can help you find the right option for your equipment.
Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can take care of:
- 99.9% of allergens, like 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 added within your HVAC unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this system could provide relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.
This light also offers an added perk for your comfort equipment. It could help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.
Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.
Having correct humidity in your residence may help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather bothers.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your heating system isn’t operating.
Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities
At Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.
To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 800-COOLING or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you may have with a professional arriving at 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.