The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular calendar upside down.
When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.
Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
Up-to-date houses are securely 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 may cause a problem, since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.
There are many things that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.
There are a few things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.
Not certain which solution is right for your home? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based upon our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your family’s distinct needs.
Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality products we offer.
When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters contaminants.
One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.
We advise upgrading to no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy needs*.
High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, as they’re usually in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.
Ahead of installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at (985) 764-2426. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.
Lennox® has some of the greatest air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.
This powerful equipment can eliminate:
- 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
- 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as ones that lead to strep throat
- 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours
UV Germicidal Lights
A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.
If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit might give relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.
This light also provides an extra advantage for your heating and cooling unit. 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 suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.
Getting even humidity in your house could help keep your family in good health in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.
If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.
You can reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity around your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity while your comfort unit isn’t on.
Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements
At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.
We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we visit your residence.
To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at (985) 764-2426 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you can have with a technician coming to your residence 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.