Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Did you realize 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).

Modern residences are tightly airtight, which is good 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 worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many of elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of steps you can take to better your air quality. Some options include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which option is best for your residence? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting solution for your household’s distinct needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system working properly.

Ahead of installing a better filter, contact us at 276-302-0076. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories 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 lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed within your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can deliver welcome relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an added perk for your HVAC system. It can help it work longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your home may help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do 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 usually works with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your heating unit isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At HCE Systems Inc, we’re committed to making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

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

To discover more about our air quality products, give us a call at 276-302-0076 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a professional 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.