Lennox Industries has announced that its PureAir and PureAir S Air Purification systems, when used in conjunction with the Lennox Healthy Climate Carbon Clean 16 air filter, have been tested and found to remove over 99% of the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, from the air.

The testing was performed by LMS Technologies, an independent filtration testing and research lab that Lennox has worked with for over two decades. SARS-CoV-2 removal efficacy is based on testing results using the MS-2 bacteriophage, which is representative of virus-sized particles like the virus that causes COVID-19.

“This year, more than ever, we all recognize the critical importance of clean air and how it is vital to our health,” says Quan Nguyen, vice president and general manager at Lennox Industries Residential. “At Lennox, we have long pursued the highest level of indoor air quality on behalf of our customers. During this pandemic, we’ve increased our investments in air purification technologies in our pursuit of perfect air, so consumers can breathe easy.”

Overall, the filter is tested to remove over 99% of virus particles under the correct circumstances, including the common cold, influenza, and viruses four times smaller than SARS-CoV-2. It is also 99.9% efficient at removing larger particles, including mold spores, dander, dust, and pollen. The PureAir and PureAir S produce no ozone during operation, and actively work to reduce other sources of ozone in the home, according to the manufacturer.

“We understand that indoor air quality is a higher priority now more than ever before,” says John Whinery, vice president of product at Lennox Industries. “While COVID-19 has changed the world around us, it hasn’t changed our unwavering commitment to delivering consistently clean, comfortable air to homeowners through our Lennox Healthy Climate and Ultimate Comfort System indoor air quality products.” lennox.com

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