The international growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar upside down.

In uncertain times you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there today. 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 house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s homes are tightly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be worse than the air outside. In reality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be problematic since we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your house? Our expert technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based upon the results, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we sell.

Air Filtration

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

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

We advise installing at least MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives cleaner air while reducing energy needs.

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

In advance of buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 888-863-0560. Our pros can help you find the most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment might give relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an additional advantage for your heating and cooling system. It could help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It fulfills 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 in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Bell Mechanical Services, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your home.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 888-863-0560 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a professional coming to your home 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.