February 9, 2018
Because of the need to be comfortable during extreme weather, a typical American home has a furnace to heat the house during winter, and an air conditioner to cool it down in the summer. However, having these heating and cooling units won’t be enough to clean the air that circulates in your home.
This is especially true during this day and age when more and more homes are designed to become energy-efficient. Newer homes are sealed as tight as possible, leaving no space for contaminated indoor air to escape.
To ensure you and your family breathes fresh air throughout your home, it is essential to have a complete air purification system.
Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning is a trusted HVAC company in Champaign, IL that offers modern and effective ways of purifying your indoor air.
Indoor Air Pollution
It refers to the physical, chemical, and biological attributes of air in the indoor environment within a home, building, or an institution or commercial facility.
In metropolitan areas, exposure to indoor air pollution has increased due to a number of reasons, including:
- the construction of more tightly sealed buildings
- reduced ventilation
- the use of synthetic materials for building and furnishing
- and the use of chemical products, pesticides, and household care products.
Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution
In 2012, the World Health Organization estimated that 4.3 million people a year die prematurely from illness attributable to the household air pollution caused by the inefficient use of solid fuels for cooking. Among these deaths:
- 12% are due to pneumonia
- 34% from stroke
- 26% from ischaemic heart disease
- 22% from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and
- 6% from lung cancer
How Air Purifiers Work
Air purifiers use fine strainers that filter particles from circulating air. As air flows into the air purifier, the finer the sieve used, the smaller the particles it traps. The more times the air passes through the high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter, the cleaner the air becomes.
Air Purification Products from Lennox
There are a variety of air purification products available on the market today. Below are three of the best systems you might want to consider.
Lennox Healthy Climate PureAir
PureAir™ is an air purification system that cleans the air in every room in the home. Many air cleaning systems filter out particles. Some fight germs, and some attack odors. But only PureAir™ Air Purification System fights all three types of indoor air pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, chemical odors, and vapors.
It eliminates 99.9% of all particles like pollen, dust and pet dander. The system removes 90% of viruses such as MERS A, flu, and cold. It removes and destroys approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors in a 24-hour period.
It’s a great solution for improving the quality of the air in your home as it provides highly effective air filtration without using much electricity.
It also helps the environment by reducing the ozone generated by other sources in your home through its carbon filtration.
Lennox HEPA Filtration System
A Healthy Climate® HEPA system is capable of removing nearly all allergy-aggravating contaminants, including some of the smallest particles and bacteria. It is the same HEPA technology used in medical and laboratory facilities.
The sealed design of the HEPA system prevents particles from bypassing the filter and recirculating in your home while an insulated cabinet prevents condensation.
Lennox Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner
The Carbon Clean 16® combines industry-leading Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 16 filtration with activated carbon-coated fibers that eliminate allergy-aggravating particles from your indoor air. It provides powerful filtration without restricting the airflow of your comfort system.
The Carbon Clean 16 is potent against common household allergens that can worsen asthma and respiratory illnesses. It also attacks germs like viruses, bacteria, and mold. It offers a number of benefits including:
- Whole-home filtration with no additional power source
- Industry-exclusive, MERV 16 Precision Pleat media filter – the highest MERV rating possible
- Hospital inpatient care/general surgery level filtration
- Removes over 95% of particles ranging in size down to 0.3 micron
- Removes over 90 percent of bioaerosols like bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms down to .01 micron
- Effective filtration to protect your HVAC system
- Converts harmful ground-level ozone into oxygen
Get Professional HVAC Advice From the Experts
If you need more information about air purification systems and how they can help you improve your home’s indoor air quality, call Bratcher Heating and Air Conditioning.
Since 1983, we have been serving the HVAC needs of homeowners in the Central Illinois area. We are known to be the Champaign heating and air conditioning company that delivers exceptional products and services, and we intend to maintain it by working hard to meet and even exceed our customers’ expectations.