If you live in a newly built residence in Holbrook, it was probably built with energy efficiency in mind. This means more insulation and windows and doors with better seals. While these advances are good for keeping your energy expenses reasonable, they’re not so good for your indoor air quality.

Your heating and cooling system needs to work with a filter. But if you have a flat filter, you won’t be experiencing adequate filtration. This model only gives the lowest level of protection by stopping dust from getting into your home comfort 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 issues.

That’s where a whole-house air purifier can be a great solution. These systems are installed within ductwork to provide effective filtration across your house. Depending on the kind you select, you’ll be able to remove allergens, odors and even some viruses under certain airflow conditions.

Here are our top styles 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 top-of-the-line filtration. These filters were first made to shield scientists as they worked on the atomic bomb. Today, they’re essential in hospitals and other medical settings.

The Healthy Climate HEPA Filtration System includes a three-step filtration procedure. A prefilter catches bigger irritants before the HEPA filter captures the rest of smaller irritants. Then, a charcoal filter takes care of odors and chemical vapors.

The PureAir™ S Air Purification System connects to all HVAC brands and seamlessly connects with your smart home. It reduces the three leading varieties of indoor air irritants:

  • 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 capable of reducing 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 destroys approximately 50% of your home’s odors and chemical vapors within 24 hours.

The PureAir S comes with sensing features that make it simple to keep up. When used with an iComfort® S30 smart thermostat, you’ll get a notification to install a new 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 made in a variety of MERV ratings to match your needs. This rating calculates how capable filters are at removing contaminants. The higher the number, the better the filtration.

The Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner is recommended for residences with allergy suffers and pets. This is a HEPA filter air purifier, because it has a MERV 16 rating for hospital-grade filtration. And it gets rid of more than 95%3 of unhealthy particles from your residence’s air.

The Healthy Climate 13 Media Air Cleaner is suggested for families who are seeking enhanced protection from viruses and bacteria. This filter catches 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 fantastic air purifier for allergies and in homes 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 offer this effective filtration without increasing the price of operating your heating and cooling system.

These three media air cleaners can be used with any brand of HVAC system. However, it’s essential to realize that some of the thicker ones, such as MERV 16 and 13, may limit your system’s airflow. This can increase your energy expenses.

3. UV Air Purifiers

The sun’s UV rays are to blame when you get a stinging sunburn. But this kind of light has a useful application when placed inside your ductwork. It’s also powerful enough to decrease germs, mold and fungi under certain airflow conditions.

In fact, the Healthy Climate UV Germicidal Light can decrease the number of airborne microorganisms by 50% in as fast as 45 minutes.5 This light destroys cell structure, which halts these microorganisms from flourishing and moving throughout your residence.

And this UV air purifier can also help keep your home comfort system clean and operating efficiently. It takes care of germs, mold and fungi lurking in ductwork and your system itself. This UV light air purifier accomplishes all this work without making lung-irritating ozone.6

Breathe Easier with the Help of Our Air Purification Specialists

Your loved ones’ comfort and health is important to us at Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation. We realize there are a lot of solutions out there. That’s why we make it easy to work with our indoor air quality professionals. We specialize in making solutions that match your needs and budget, and we’d love to hear more about your home and your air quality issues. Call us at 631-460-5159 right away to get started.


1Based on laboratory and field studies.

2
PureAir™ S requires the iComfort® S30 and a communicating indoor unit.


3
Leading 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.


4
Based on lab tests conducted on filters with conditions included in ASHRAE standard 52.2 for E1 and E3 size ranges.


5
Based on constant circulation of air in the home, 3,000-square-foot home with a 5-ton air handler.


6
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, “Ozone Generators that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effective and Health Consequences,” August 2006.