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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending a lot more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s residences are securely airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could lead to issues, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are many of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your house? Our skilled professionals can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your household’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters air.

One of the most average 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 suggest buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, because they’re usually in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 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 comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system working smoothly.

In advance of getting a better filter, contact us at 239-214-0411. Our professionals can help you choose the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your HVAC equipment. Its powerful 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 reside in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an extra perk for your HVAC equipment. It could help it work longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to move humidity during the time your heating equipment isn’t running.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Comfort Zone Inc, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 239-214-0411 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any concerns you might have with a pro 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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