If you live in a newly constructed house in Hasbrouck Heights, it was in all likelihood built with energy efficiency at the top of the list. This means more insulation and windows and doors with improved seals. While these improvements are excellent for keeping your energy costs affordable, 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 enough filtration. This model only provides the lowest level of protection by stopping dust from getting into your home comfort system.
While you can get a pleated filter or one with a increased MERV rating, it still might not be adequate filtration, especially if someone in your residence has allergies or other respiratory issues.
That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a great solution. These systems are placed within ductwork to provide powerful filtration throughout your residence. Depending on the model you select, you’ll be able to filter allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.
Here are our best systems 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 developed to protect scientists as they made the atomic bomb. Today, they’re a must-have in hospitals and other medical operations.
The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System features a three-step filtration process. A prefilter attracts bigger pollutants before the HEPA filter captures the rest of miniscule particles. Then, a charcoal filter takes care of odors and chemical vapors.
The PureAir™ S Air Purification System is compatible with all HVAC brands and seamlessly links to your smart home. It reduces the three key kinds of indoor air pollutants:
- Airborne particles
- Chemical odors and vapors
- Germs and bacteria, under certain airflow conditions
This air purifier can get rid of 99.9%* of pollutants, including mold spores, pollen, dust and pet dander. It’s also effective at decreasing or eradicating 90%1 of flu and cold viruses under certain airflow conditions. And, based on laboratory and field studies, it removes and eliminates approximately 50% of residential odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.
The PureAir S is equipped with sensing features that make it simple to service. When linked with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll get a notification to change the filter and UVA light.2 This home air purifier must be used with communicating Lennox systems and the iComfort S30.
2. Media Air Cleaners
Lennox Healthy Climate® Media Air Cleaners are available in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating measures how good filters are at removing contaminants. The greater the number, the greater the filtration.
The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is ideal for households with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, as it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-strength filtration. And it removes more than 95%3 of irritating particles from your house’s air.
The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is great for households who desire enhanced protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter traps 99% of larger particles such as 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 fantastic air purifier for allergies and in residences with pets. It eliminates more than 87% of bigger particles down to 3 microns and more than 28% of miniscule ones down to 0.3 microns.4 It’s able to offer this powerful filtration without increasing the price of turning on your heating and cooling system.
These three media air cleaners are compatible with any brand of HVAC system. Regardless, it’s essential to be aware that some of the denser ones, like MERV 16 and 13, may limit your system’s airflow. This can hike up your utility costs.
3. UV Air Purifiers
The sun’s UV rays are the fault of why you get a stinging sunburn. But this type of light has a useful application when concealed inside your ductwork. It’s also strong enough to eliminate germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.
In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can decrease the concentration of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as fast as 45 minutes.5 This light damages cell structure, which halts these microorganisms from multiplying and infiltrating throughout your residence.
And this UV air purifier can also help keep your home comfort system clean and working like it should. It eliminates of germs, mold and fungi that are hidden in ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier achieves all this work without producing lung-inflaming ozone.6
Breathe Easier with the Help of Our Air Purification Pros
Your family’s comfort and health is important to us at ACE Solutions. We know there are a lot of solutions out there. That’s why we make it uncomplicated to partner with our indoor air quality specialists. We specialize in making solutions that match your needs and budget, and we’d love to learn more about your home and your air quality issues. Call us at 201-579-2562 today to start the process.
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.