Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical schedule all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending much more more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are many of elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which system is right for your house? Our expert techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the best option for your home’s unique needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we provide.

 

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters contaminants.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying at least a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy consumption*.

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

Whichever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system working properly.

Ahead of buying an enhanced filter, contact us at 623-208-6444. Our pros can help you select the right solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 installed inside your comfort unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may give welcome relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra perk for your HVAC unit. It may help it run longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your family in good health during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t on.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Cooler Tymes LLC, we’re committed to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your home.

To find out more about our air quality solution, reach us at 623-208-6444 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any worries you can have with a technician 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.