The global spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar upside down.

When things feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Up-to-date homes are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside 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 be problematic since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

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

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

Not certain which system is right for your house? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters contaminants.

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

We recommend upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy use.

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

Before getting a better filter, give us a call at 360-205-7115. Our professionals can help you choose the best solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC unit. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can provide relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra perk for your HVAC unit. It might help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components 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 optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without restricting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity around your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating system isn’t on.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Air Masters Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 360-205-7115 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a technician arriving at your house 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.