If you have a newly constructed residence in Carson City, it was probably built with energy efficiency at the top of the list. This means more insulation and windows and doors with better seals. While these improvements are fantastic for keeping your heating and cooling expenses reasonable, they’re not so great for your indoor air quality.
Your HVAC system needs to operate with a filter. But if you have a flat filter, you won’t be getting ample filtration. This style only provides the bare minimum of protection by blocking dust from infiltrating your heating and cooling system.
While you can upgrade to a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be adequate filtration, even more so if someone in your residence has allergies or other respiratory troubles.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a great solution. These systems are attached within ductwork to deliver mighty filtration around your home. Depending on the kind you select, you’ll be able to get rid of allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our favorite options from Lennox®, an industry leader in air purification.
Best Air Purifiers from Lennox
1. HEPA Air Purifiers
A HEPA air purifier, like the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air Filtration System, delivers premium filtration. These filters were first made to defend scientists as they created the atomic bomb. Today, they’re essential in hospitals and other medical operations.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System has a three-step filtration procedure. A prefilter draws larger pollutants before the HEPA filter traps the rest of tiny irritants. Then, a charcoal filter eradicates odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System works with all HVAC brands and easily works with with your smart home. It reduces the three leading types of indoor air irritants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can eliminate 99.9%* of pollutants, such as mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also potent at reducing or eradicating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, according to laboratory and field studies, it decreases and eradicates approximately 50% of your home’s odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S comes with sensing features that make it uncomplicated to serviced. When linked with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll be notified when to install a new filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be linked with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners come in in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating calculates how capable filters are at capturing contaminants. The higher the number, the better the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is ideal for residences with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, since it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-strength filtration. And it eliminates more than 95%3 of irritating particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is great for homes who are looking for enhanced protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter removes 99% of larger particles like dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of finer particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a a great air purifier for allergies and in houses with pets. It catches more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of smaller ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to deliver this effective filtration without increasing the cost of using your HVAC system.
These three media air cleaners work with any brand of HVAC system. But despite that, it’s critical to know that some of the denser ones, including MERV 16 and 13, may decrease your system’s airflow. This can hike up your energy bills.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to the reason why you get a stinging sunburn. But this type of light has a beneficial application when placed within your ductwork. It’s also strong enough to reduce germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can reduce the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as quickly as 45 minutes.5 This light wrecks cell structure, which prohibits these microorganisms from growing and infiltrating throughout your house.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your heating and cooling system clean and running efficiently. It takes care of germs, mold and fungi lurking inside ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier accomplishes all these things without making lung-irritating ozone.6
Breathe Easier with the Assistance of Our Air Purification Pros
Your household’s comfort and health matters to us at Anderson Heating & A/C. We are aware there are lots of solutions out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to partner with our indoor air quality pros. We specialize in recommending solutions that meet your needs and budget, and we’d love to hear more about your house and your air quality issues. Call us at 775-230-7628 today to get started.
1Based on laboratory and field studies.
2PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.
3Leading consumer magazine, January 2012. Based on the published CADR, which is the standardized measurement system to determine the cubic feet of clean air produced per minute. Particles captured range in size down to 0.3 micron. One micron = 1/25,000 of an inch in diameter.
4Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.
5Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.
6U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences," August 2006.