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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending lots more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can eliminate 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 home’s air could be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which solution is best for your residence? Our skilled professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your household’s unique needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we have.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise buying no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while lowering energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as 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.

Whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

Before installing an enhanced filter, give us a call at 979-335-4262. Our professionals can help you select the most ideal option for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC system. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit may offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your comfort equipment. It might help it run longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity while 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 comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 979-335-4262 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you could have with a professional visiting 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.

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