Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern houses are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may cause a problem, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There are a few things you can do to improve your air quality. Some solutions include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which system is a good fit for your home? Our skilled professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your home’s unique needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we offer.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters contaminants.

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest getting no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re frequently in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly.

Before installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 772-600-7151. Our professionals can help you find the best solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the most advanced air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your comfort unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment might deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your comfort unit. It could help it work longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating system isn’t operating.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Breathe Healthier Air, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your home.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 772-600-7151 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you can have with a professional coming to your home now.

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*Based on in-duct testing that shows Healthy Climate® filters reduce airflow restriction. Greater restriction of airflow creates a greater load on a unit’s fan motor, increasing energy consumption.