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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending lots more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s residences are firmly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This might be troublesome, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our time inside.

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

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

Unsure which solution is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several areas that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your home’s unique needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we sell.

 

Air Filtration

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

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest getting at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whichever filter you choose, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating correctly.

Before buying an enhanced filter, give us a call at 224-412-8308. Our professionals can help you choose the right match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added on the inside of your HVAC unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might deliver much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an additional bonus for your HVAC unit. It may help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family from getting sick in the winter months. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system usually functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to move humidity while your comfort system isn’t running.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc, we’re passionate about making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 224-412-8308 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you might 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.