The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical routine upside down.

In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending more time there today. 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 residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date residences are tightly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are many things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which system is right for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal choice for your home’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we offer.

Air Filtration

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

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying at minimum MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy consumption.

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

Before installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 301-690-0397. Our pros can help you select the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

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

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system might give relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an additional perk for your heating and cooling system. It might help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence can help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At May's Heating & Air, we’re committed to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

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 techs are taking additional precautions when we come to your home.

To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 301-690-0397 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a technician visiting your home today.

*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.