If you own a newer house in Northglenn, it was likely made with energy efficiency at the top of the list. This means more insulation and windows and doors with improved seals. While these advances are fantastic for keeping your heating and cooling costs under control, they’re not so great for your indoor air quality.
Your home comfort system needs to work with a filter. But if you rely on a flat filter, you won’t be experiencing adequate filtration. This kind only delivers the lowest level of protection by stopping dust from getting into your heating and cooling system.
While you can install a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be ample filtration, even more so if someone in your home has allergies or other respiratory issues.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a great solution. These systems are installed within ductwork to give powerful filtration around your residence. Depending on the model you choose, you’ll be able to remove allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our top 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, provides the best filtration. These filters were first made to guard scientists as they developed the atomic bomb. Today, they’re essential in hospitals and other medical buildings.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System includes a three-step filtration method. A prefilter attracts significant particles before the HEPA filter catches the rest of tiny irritants. Then, a charcoal filter takes care of odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System is compatible with all HVAC brands and smoothly integrates with your smart home. It reduces the three major varieties of indoor air contaminants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can remove 99.9%* of pollutants, like mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also effective at decreasing or eliminating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, as the result of laboratory and field studies, it decreases and eliminates approximately 50% of residential odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S includes sensing features that make it simple to keep up. When used with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll be notified when to change the 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 measures how capable filters are at trapping contaminants. The greater the number, the better the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is ideal for homes with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, as it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-grade filtration. And it eliminates more than 95%3 of unhealthy particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is recommended for homes who want improved protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter traps 99% of larger particles like dust, pollen and lint. And up to 54% of smaller particles down to 0.3 microns.4
The Healthy Climate 11 Media Air Cleaner is a a fantastic 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 finer ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to provide this powerful filtration without driving up the price of turning on your home comfort 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 more substantial ones, including MERV 16 and 13, may decrease your system’s airflow. This can inflate your utility bills.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are to the reason why you get a blistering sunburn. But this type of light has a helpful application when installed in your ductwork. It’s also strong enough to reduce germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In actuality, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can decrease the number of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as fast as 45 minutes.5 This light damages cell structure, which halts these microorganisms from growing and infiltrating throughout your residence.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your heating and cooling system clean and running like it should. It takes care of germs, mold and fungi hiding within ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier achieves all this work without producing lung-aggravating ozone.6
Breathe Healthier Air with the Support of Our Air Purification Specialists
Your family’s comfort and health is our top priority at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. We know there are many possibilities out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to collaborate with our indoor air quality specialists. We specialize in creating solutions that match your needs and budget, and we’d love to hear more about your home and your air quality challenges. Call us at 303-452-4146 today to begin.
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.