Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending much more more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern houses are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This might lead to issues, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which solution is best for your home? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the best solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

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

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you choose, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit running properly.

In advance of getting an enhanced filter, contact us at 928-263-8570. Our professionals can help you find the best match for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed inside your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system could deliver much-desired relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an extra perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It might help it last for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your home could help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.

To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 928-263-8570 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a pro coming to your residence 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.