Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re probably spending lots more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s residences are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could lead to issues, since the estimates we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which solution is a good fit for your house? Our skilled pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the best option for your home’s unique needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges 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 system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you pick, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system operating correctly.

In advance of installing a better filter, reach us at 561-270-6228. Our experts can help you choose the right solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the most advanced air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including 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 HVAC unit. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment could provide much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an additional advantage for your HVAC equipment. It could help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your house can help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out while we do 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 ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating unit isn’t running.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At A2Z Air Inc, we’re committed to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 561-270-6228 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a technician coming to 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.