Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine into a jumble.

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

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

Today’s homes are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This might lead to issues, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are many of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There are several steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some possibilities include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which system is best for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that impact your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then suggest the best solution for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we offer.

 

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.

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

We suggest buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while lowering energy use*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you choose, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly.

In advance of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 763-276-0617. Our pros can help you find the most ideal solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the most advanced air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added inside your heating and cooling system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment might offer much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an additional perk for your HVAC unit. It could help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity across your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your heating system isn’t running.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Home Comfort Heating & Air, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 763-276-0617 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any concerns you might have with a pro coming to your home at this time.

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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.