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

When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These options can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s houses are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

There are many factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your home’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.

One of the most common 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 recommend getting no less than MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, since they’re typically in use in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Before installing an upgraded filter, give us a call at 432-237-0168. Our experts can help you select the right match for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the best air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 within your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can give relief. Especially if you are in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your comfort unit. It might help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your home might help keep your household from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity while your heating system isn’t running.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, 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 loved ones. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 432-237-0168 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a technician arriving at 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.