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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine into a jumble.

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

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

Up-to-date residences are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could 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, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is best for your residence? Our expert techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the best option for your home’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters air.

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

We advise buying no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed 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, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit working correctly.

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

Air Purification

Lennox® provides 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 managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can wipe out:

  • 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 equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

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

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

Our air quality engineers suggest using 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 catch particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your house can help keep your family in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t running.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

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

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we arrive at your residence.

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

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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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