The international spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine upside down.

When times feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there today. 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 deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern houses are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be problematic since we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

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

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

Not sure which option is right for your home? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise installing at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy use.

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

Ahead of getting an enhanced filter, contact us at 818-306-3387. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox provides some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 placed within your comfort system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit might offer relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC equipment. It may help it work longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC system isn’t on.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Verona HVAC, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 818-306-3387 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any apprehension you might have with a technician visiting your home 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.