Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical schedule all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending lots more time there today. As a result, 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 offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s homes are securely closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This might lead to issues, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

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

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

Not sure which solution is a good fit for your home? Our expert techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal option for your household’s unique needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.

One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise installing no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating properly.

Ahead of getting a better filter, give us a call at 956-630-3522. Our experts can help you choose the best option for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your heating and cooling equipment. Its penetrating rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment may provide much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your comfort system. It may help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your residence may help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

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

You can accomplish this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t running.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C., we’re committed to making your house more comfortable. That’s why we offer 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 family. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 956-630-3522 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any apprehension you could have with a tech coming to 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.