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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending lots more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your house that deliver 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 airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are lots of elements that can cause 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 possibilities include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

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

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.

One of the most common and lowest priced 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 the most ideal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as 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 feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit running properly.

In advance of buying an enhanced filter, contact us at 928-263-8570. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units 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 on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its strong rays eliminate 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 flourish.

This light also provides an added perk for your comfort equipment. It can help it last for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because 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 effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your home could help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

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

You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At North Mechanical Heating and Cooling, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. 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 support. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your home.

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

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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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