The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine all over the place.

When things feel uncertain you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re probably spending more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be troublesome since we spend about 90% of our days inside.

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

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

Not sure which system is a good fit for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying at minimum MERV 13, for example the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the optimal outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy needs.

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

Ahead of installing a better filter, contact us at 717-479-4950. Our pros can help you find the best option for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 within your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may provide relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an additional perk for your HVAC system. It might help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your home may help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, among added cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t on.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Ameri-Tec, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

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

To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 717-479-4950 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a technician visiting your house at this time.

*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.