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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily routine all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your residence 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).

Today’s houses are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This might be problematic, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

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

There are several things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some possibilities 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 techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

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

We suggest buying at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy use*.

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

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

Before getting an upgraded filter, contact us at 623-208-6444. Our experts can help you choose the best solution for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment 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 might provide much-desired relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has 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, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence might help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.

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

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your house. 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 on.

Depend 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 provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

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

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