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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending a lot more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Up-to-date houses are securely sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be problematic, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our days inside.

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

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

Not certain which system is a good fit for your house? Our expert pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your home’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the gold standard in air filtration, because they’re frequently in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whichever filter you pick, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC system operating smoothly.

Before getting an upgraded filter, reach us at 623-208-6444. Our pros can help you choose the best match for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units can take care of:

  • 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 installed on the inside of your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can provide much-desired relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It could help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones in good health in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Cooler Tymes LLC, we’re committed to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

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

To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 623-208-6444 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you may have with a tech visiting your house 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.

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