The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your {regular|typical|daily] calendar all over the place.

When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably 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 home that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s residences are firmly closed, 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 could be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of things you can do to better your air quality. Some include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which system is best for your house? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

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

We suggest buying no less than MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy use.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered 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, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Ahead of installing a better filter, give us a call at 319-208-2351. Our experts can help you select the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander.
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including 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 system. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit could deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without restricting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know 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 generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t operating.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Ilten's, we’re dedicated to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer 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 health of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we arrive at your house.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 319-208-2351 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you might have with a technician visiting your house 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.