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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending much more more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern houses are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could cause a problem, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are many of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which option is a good fit for your house? Our skilled professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that impact your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.

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

We advise buying no less than a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, as they’re usually 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 select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating correctly.

Ahead of getting an upgraded filter, give us a call at 276-302-0076. Our professionals can help you find the right solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 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 HVAC unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment could offer much-needed relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra perk for your comfort equipment. It can help it last for a greater period of time 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 enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It completes this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t on.

Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At HCE Systems Inc, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we visit your residence.

To learn more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 276-302-0076 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a professional visiting your residence 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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