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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

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

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re possibly spending lots more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide 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 closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might lead to issues, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime 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 steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some options include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which solution is best for your house? Our expert technicians can do 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 choice for your home’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment 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 somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We suggest 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 benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually installed 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.

Ahead of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 308-995-8177. Our experts can help you choose the best match 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 categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed inside your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can give much-needed relief. Especially if you are in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an added bonus for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it run 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 the greatest effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your residence may help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

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

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

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

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at 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 worries 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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