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

In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date homes are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which option is best for your house? Our expert pros can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality products we provide.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying no less than MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy needs.

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

Before buying a better filter, contact us at 405-494-7444. Our pros can help you find the best option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 added inside your HVAC unit. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit can provide relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also provides an additional bonus for your HVAC unit. It could help it work longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components 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 outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your home may help keep your family from getting sick during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it during 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 system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity around your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 405-494-7444 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any apprehension you may have with a tech visiting your house 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.