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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might 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 be problematic, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are many of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There are a few actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some solutions include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which solution is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable technicians can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your household’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

We recommend getting at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy needs*.

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

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

Before installing a more powerful filter, contact us at 770-450-1539. Our experts can help you choose the right match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment can provide welcome relief. Especially if you live in a humid climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your comfort equipment. It might help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as 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 outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, among further cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete 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 reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity around your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to circulate humidity while your comfort equipment isn’t operating.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At ACS Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete 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 household. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we come to your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 770-450-1539 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you might have with a professional coming to your home 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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