Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical schedule upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re probably spending much more more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are securely closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could lead to issues, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are a lot of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are several steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some solutions include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which option is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your family’s unique needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we sell.

 

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters pollutants.

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

We recommend getting at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while lowering energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re typically used 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 take comfort in knowing they’ve been comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit working correctly.

In advance of getting an enhanced filter, contact us at 713-364-9957. Our experts can help you find the best match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 installed within your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might give much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an added perk for your HVAC unit. It might help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather annoyances.

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

You can accomplish this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity while your heating unit isn’t running.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Premium Air Services LLC, we’re committed to making your residence comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

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

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 713-364-9957 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any concerns you might have with a technician arriving at 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.