The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule into a jumble.

In uncertain times you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s residences are securely sealed, which is fantastic 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 cause a problem since we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

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

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

Not sure which option is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the best option for your home’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.

We recommend buying at least MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while lowering energy use.

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

In advance of buying an upgraded filter, contact us at 419-465-8722. Our pros can help you find the most ideal match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox offers some of the greatest air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer 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 contribute to strep throat.
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours.

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may deliver relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

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

Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather bothers.

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

You can accomplish this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity when your comfort unit isn’t operating.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Ohler & Holzhauer Inc., we’re dedicated to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 419-465-8722 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a tech coming to 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.