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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This might cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our days in a building.

There are a lot of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which system is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we provide.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend getting at least a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system working smoothly.

In advance of installing a more powerful filter, contact us at 828-283-0369. Our experts can help you choose the right match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit can deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your heating and cooling system. It can help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house might help keep your family in good health when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to move humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Climate Control Systems, we’re passionate about making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

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

To find out more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 828-283-0369 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you can have with a technician visiting 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.

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