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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical schedule into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending a lot more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern residences are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are many of elements that can lead to 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.

Not certain which system is a good fit for your home? Our skilled professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your family’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses 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 somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

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

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the benchmark in air filtration, as 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 select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully 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 most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute 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 equipment. Its strong 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 bonus for your heating and cooling unit. It could help it run longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using 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 limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your house may help keep your household from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather annoyances.

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

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t operating.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Breathe Healthier Air, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, 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 wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we come to your home.

To discover 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 arriving at your home today.

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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.

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