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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 things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending much more more time there today. 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 solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

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

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

Not certain which solution is a good fit for your house? Our knowledgeable technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your home’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently 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 slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We recommend getting at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy consumption*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, since they’re usually used 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 rest easy knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit working smoothly.

Ahead of installing a more powerful filter, reach us at 828-283-0369. Our pros can help you select the right solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides 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 wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. 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 grow quickly.

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

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence might help keep your family from getting sick in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.

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

You can reach this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Climate Control Systems, we’re passionate about making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, 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 come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 828-283-0369 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you can have with a professional 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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