Why Your House's Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

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

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s homes are securely sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem, since we spend about 90% of our days in a building.

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

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

Unsure which system is right for your residence? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the best option for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we have.

 

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters air.

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend getting at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while limiting energy use*.

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

Before installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 308-995-8177. Our experts can help you choose the right option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your HVAC unit. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may give relief. Especially if you live in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an added perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It might help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your residence might help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

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

You can achieve this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating equipment isn’t running.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Durable Service , we’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.

To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 308-995-8177 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a tech coming to 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.