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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Important

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending much more more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

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

There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some possibilities include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which solution is a good fit for your house? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

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

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

We advise getting at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, because they’re typically in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whichever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating correctly.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 308-995-8177. Our experts can help you choose the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can take care of:

  • 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 comfort system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment might give much-needed relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an extra advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it work longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an enhanced 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 trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your house can help keep your family in good health in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Durable Service , we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 308-995-8177 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a pro visiting your home 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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