Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date homes are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are a lot of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are a few actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some solutions include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which option is a good fit for your home? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then suggest the best solution for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise upgrading to at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, as they’re frequently used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whichever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

Ahead of installing a more powerful filter, reach us at 863-216-2923. Our pros can help you choose the best solution for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead 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 equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may deliver welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an extra bonus for your HVAC equipment. It might help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence could help keep your household healthy when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity while your heating system isn’t on.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co., we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.

To find out more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 863-216-2923 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you might have with a professional arriving at your residence 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.