The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule into a jumble.

In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s residences are securely sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might 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 lifetime inside.

There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which option is right for your residence? Our skilled pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

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

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

We recommend buying no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy needs.

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

In advance of installing a better filter, reach us at 913-845-9463. Our pros can help you choose the best option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system might give relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra perk for your comfort equipment. It can help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your house might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity around your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity while your comfort system isn’t on.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Everest Heating & Cooling, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 913-845-9463 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you may have with a technician 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.