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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending lots more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern houses are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are lots of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which option is a good fit for your home? Our expert pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality products we offer.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters air.

One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while limiting energy use*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you choose, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment working smoothly.

Before getting an enhanced filter, reach us at 713-364-9957. Our professionals can help you choose the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the most advanced air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all types 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, like ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed inside your comfort unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your comfort equipment. It may help it work for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your house can help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to move humidity while your HVAC system isn’t on.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Premium Air Services LLC, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

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

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 713-364-9957 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a professional visiting your residence 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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