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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending lots more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can 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 be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are a lot of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your family’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we have.

Air Filtration

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

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

We suggest upgrading to no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as they’re frequently installed 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 pick, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating smoothly.

Before buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 478-200-5689. Our pros can help you select the best option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can wipe out:

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

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system can deliver welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an added advantage for your HVAC system. It may help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your home can help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to spread humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we’re dedicated to making your house 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 only your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 478-200-5689 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any worries you may have with a tech coming to 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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