The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine all over the place.

When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Modern houses are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There are several steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which option is best for your home? Our expert pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the ideal option for your family’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.

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

We suggest upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Before installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 419-548-5017. Our professionals can help you choose the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox has some of the best air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander.
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat.
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed within your HVAC system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

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

This light also has an extra perk for your comfort system. It can help it run longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Northwest Services, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 419-548-5017 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any apprehension you might have with a pro 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.