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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

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

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending much more more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern residences are securely airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be more contaminated 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 in a building.

There are many of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain 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 upon our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

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

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

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, because they’re frequently installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 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 buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating smoothly.

Before getting an upgraded filter, contact us at 713-364-9957. Our professionals can help you select the right option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest 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 on the inside of your comfort unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

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

This light also provides an added advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It may help it work for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

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

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out while we perform 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 optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around 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 operating.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

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

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we arrive at your house.

To discover 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 house 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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