The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar all over the place.

When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Today’s houses are firmly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which option is a good fit for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the best solution for your home’s unique needs.

Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we have.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.

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

We recommend upgrading to at least MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy needs.

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

In advance of getting a more powerful filter, reach us at 515-344-3579. Our professionals can help you choose the right option for your system.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units 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 installed within your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may offer relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an additional perk for your heating and cooling system. It can help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your home can help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity while your comfort unit isn’t on.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Heartland Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

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

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 515-344-3579 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a technician visiting your residence 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.