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Why Your Residences 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 possibly spending lots more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is good 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 inferior than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are a lot of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and exasperate 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 best for your residence? Our expert 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 the outcome, we can then recommend the most fitting solution for your home’s distinct 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 effectively it filters pollutants.

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

We suggest upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy needs*.

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

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

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

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.

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 within your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate 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 grow quickly.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your HVAC system. It may help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as 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 optimal outcome. This filter offers 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 decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your home may help keep your household in good health during the winter. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.

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

You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to move humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, reach 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 house 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.

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