The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule all over the place.

When times feel uncertain you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely 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 house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern homes are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can 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 days inside.

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

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

Not sure which option is best for your home? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your family’s unique needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.

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

We advise upgrading to no less than MERV 13, for instance the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal effect. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy consumption.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark 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.

Before buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 816-249-1619. Our professionals can help you find the right solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can take care of:

  • 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 inside your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can offer relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also provides an additional perk for your HVAC system. It might help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your home can help keep your family from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to move humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t on.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Myers Furnace Company, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 816-249-1619 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you may have with a pro coming to 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.