Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

March 25, 2020

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule upside down.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending lots more time there now. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern residences are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are lots of things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There are a few things you can do to better your air quality. Some options include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which option is right for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can perform 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 choice for your home’s distinct needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we offer.

 

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise buying at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides cleaner air while lowering energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit running properly.

Ahead of installing a better filter, give us a call at 631-737-5566. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 installed within your comfort equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system might offer much-needed relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your heating and cooling unit. It may help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your residence can help keep your household in good health in the winter months. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your comfort equipment isn’t operating.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Airmax Long Island Inc, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your house.

To discover more about our air quality products, give us a call at 631-737-5566 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a technician visiting 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.