Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

March 25, 2020

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar into a jumble.

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

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

Today’s houses are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

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

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

Not certain which system is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then suggest the best option for your household’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we have.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

We recommend buying no less than a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit operating correctly.

In advance of buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 770-450-1539. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 on the inside of your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit could give welcome relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your HVAC equipment. It could help it work for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces 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 outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your home might help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At ACS Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we come to your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 770-450-1539 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you might have with a professional 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.