How Much Air does the product Clean?
Many IAQ products on he market today can only treat a percentage of the air in your home. Even the most popular portable products can't come close to whole-home products that can be easily attached to your home's heating and cooling system. Consider the amount of air a window air conditioner can cool, compared to your central air conditioning system.
How long does the level of efficiency last?
Many electronically enhanced products lose efficiency over time. Many products, like electronic air cleaners, begin losing efficiency as soon as you turn them on.
How often does the product require maintenance?
Many products on the market today require regular cleaning and/or maintenance as often as every couple of months. Healthy Climate® products are developed with ease-of-maintenance in mind. Products like the Healthy Climate 16 and Pure Air™ systems are once-a-year quick, easy maintenance. That's less than the number of times you change the time on your clock each year.
Do any of the products produce Ozone?
Ozone is a known lung irritant to which, according to the American Lung Association, exposure may lead to shortness of breath, chest pain when inhaling deeply, wheezing and coughing.* Healthy Climate solutions provide the most comprehensive product portfolio and not one of them produces ozone.
*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Smog - Who Does It Hurt? What You Need to Know about Ozone and Your Health," July 1999
**American Lung Association, 2006
***U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, "Ozone Generator that are Sold as Air Cleaners: An Assessment of Effectiveness and Health Consequences," August 2006
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What is the Efficiency of the Product?
There are several levels of efficiency's available today. The most reliable and common way to evaluate the efficiency of a product is its MERV rating.
- MERV is the Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value
- In order to be a RATED MERV, a product must have its efficiency validated by an independent laboratory
- The Lennox HC16 delivers MERV 16 efficiency, meaning the Precision Pleat™ filter is: - Over 95% efficient at removing even the smallest breathable particulates, including pollen dust and pet dander down to he .3 micron. - Over 90% efficient at removing bioaerosols and microorganisms, including dust mites, viruses, bacteria, mold spores and fungi ranging in size down to .01 micron