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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

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

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending much more more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern residences are tightly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are a lot of elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to improve 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 home? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

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

We recommend installing at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC equipment running smoothly.

Before buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 925-233-6238. Our pros can help you select the best solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide 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, like ones that contribute to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your HVAC unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment can offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house might help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity while your heating unit isn’t operating.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Clean Air HVAC, we’re passionate about making your home more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we come to your residence.

To find out more about our air quality products, give us a call at 925-233-6238 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a professional coming to 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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