Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

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

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely spending a lot more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Up-to-date homes are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since the estimates we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are a lot of things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which system is best for your home? Our skilled technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the best solution for your home’s distinct needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

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

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

We recommend upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides cleaner air while limiting energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit working correctly.

Before installing a more powerful filter, reach us at 979-335-4262. Our experts can help you choose the best match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the best air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 added within your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment could offer much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an added perk for your heating and cooling unit. It can help it run longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your home might help keep your household healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity around your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t running.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At E.B. Air, LLC, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we visit your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 979-335-4262 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you can have with a professional coming to 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.