When it comes to indoor air quality, filtration is a big factor in determining the cleanliness of your air. We have discussed in depth the importance of regularly changing your furnace filter, but there is more to it! Your filter can do so much more! Let’s talk about a few options Lennox has available.
First up, the Healthy Climate the Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner. Long name, so let’s refer to it as the CC16 for the remainder of the article. The CC16 has a MERV (Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value) rating of 16, featuring Hospital grade filtration levels. It has the capability to remove over 95% of particles down to .3 microns, and over 90% of Bioaerosols down to .01 microns. It provides powerful filtration without restricting the airflow of your comfort system. The CC16 is effective against common household allergens that can aggravate asthma and respiratory illnesses. It also attacks germs like viruses, bacteria and mold. The CC16 is a whole home application that is compatible on ALL HVAC system types, and helps reduce and destroy ozone in your home. Much like plants and trees absorb carbon dioxide and release oxygen back into the atmosphere, the CC16 removes harmful ozone from indoor air and converts it into clean, healthy oxygen. Besides providing filtration unmatched by any manufacturer, the CC16’s unique design will also help prolong the life of your heating and cooling system by keeping it free from dirt and dust buildup. Each filter can last up to a whopping 12 months.
Next, let’s talk about the Healthy Climate® 11 Media Air Cleaner. We’ll refer to this as the HC11. The HC11 has a MERV rating of 11, and has the capability to remove more than 85% of particles down to .3 microns, and more than 85% of Bioaerosols down to .03 microns. Like the CC16, the HC11 is effective against common household allergens that can aggravate asthma and respiratory illnesses. It also attacks germs like viruses, bacteria and mold. The HC11 is also a whole home application that is compatible on ALL HVAC system types, and helps prolong the life of your heating and cooling system by keeping it free from dirt and dust buildup. It does all this without adding to the cost of running your heating and cooling system since no additional power source is needed to keep it running. Like the CC16, each filter can last up to 12 months.
Lastly, we’ll cover the Healthy Climate® High-Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) Filtration System. We’ll refer to this one as the HC-HEPA. While this product is not officially MERV rated, if given a rating, it would be equivalent to a MERV-17 rating. The HC-HEPA has the capability to remove 99.97% of particles down to .3 microns, and 99.97% of Bioaerosols down to .03 microns, while providing hospital grade filtration levels. The HC-HEPA is also a whole home system application that is compatible on all HVAC system types. It produces no ozone emissions, and if you add the optional carbon canister, it has the capability of ozone destruction. Filter life with the HC-HEPA is a bit different, as it has multiple filters. The Carbon pre-filter can last up to 12 months ; the HEPA filter can last up to 2 to 5 Years; the Inner carbon filter lasts up to 3 months; and the Optional coconut shell carbon canister can last up to 1 Year. All those filters! The HC-HEPA works with a three-step filtration process. The prefilter captures large dirt and dust particles. The HEPA filter captures nearly all remaining particles and germs. And lastly the charcoal/carbon filter removes odors and chemical vapors (an optional carbon canister is available for enhanced absorption). The sealed design of the HEPA system prevents particles from bypassing the filter and recirculating in your home, while an insulated cabinet prevents condensation.
Now, this is a LOT of information to take in! Need someone to talk it through with you? We’ve got you covered. Give us a call, we would be happy to discuss these filtration options, and any other ideas you may be interested in for improving your homes indoor air quality. (262) 554-6083.