Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar upside down.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending lots more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s homes are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which system is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and least expensive 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 advise getting at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers fresher air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating properly.

In advance of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 484-646-3363. Our professionals can help you choose the best option for your unit.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed within your comfort equipment. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system may deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an additional advantage for your comfort equipment. It could help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house could help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst further cold weather irritations.

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

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity when your comfort equipment isn’t running.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we come to your home.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 484-646-3363 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you might have with a technician 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.