The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re possibly spending more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be worse than the air outside. In actuality, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

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

There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which solution is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the results, we can then suggest the ideal choice for your home’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise installing at minimum MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy consumption.

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

Before getting a better filter, give us a call at 219-292-0956. Our professionals can help you choose the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment 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 inside your comfort system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver relief. Especially if you reside in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an additional advantage for your HVAC unit. It might help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an improved 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 restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

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

You can reach this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity throughout your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity when your heating unit isn’t running.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Struven Heating & Cooling, we’re committed to making your house comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox air quality products, 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 well-being of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we visit your house.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 219-292-0956 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you may have with a technician arriving at 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.