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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular schedule all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there today. 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 products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern residences are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be problematic, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

There are a lot of things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which solution is right for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to find out 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 measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest installing at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers fresher air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whichever filter you choose, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly.

Ahead of buying a better filter, contact us at 636-498-0051. Our pros can help you find the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added inside your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can deliver much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an added perk for your HVAC system. It can help it run for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

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

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Air Alliance Team, we’re dedicated to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your house.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 636-498-0051 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you may have with a tech coming to your home 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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