The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your {regular|typical|daily] calendar all over the place.

In uncertain times you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

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

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

Not sure which solution is right for your house? Our expert professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise upgrading to at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy consumption.

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

Ahead of buying an enhanced filter, give us a call at (985) 764-2426. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories 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, including ones that cause strep throat.
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment may offer relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an additional advantage for your comfort unit. It can help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your house can help keep your family in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among other cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity while your comfort system isn’t on.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, we’re dedicated to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at (985) 764-2426 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you can have with a technician arriving at your house now.

*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.