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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily schedule into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending a lot more time there today. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Did you know we can install indoor air quality products in your home 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 residences are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This may cause a problem, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

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

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

Not certain which option is a good fit for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters contaminants.

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

We suggest upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the best in air filtration, because they’re usually in use at in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 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 comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

In advance of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 631-246-4029. Our professionals can help you select the best solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment can deliver welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an extra perk for your HVAC system. It may help it run longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an improved 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 trap particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence may help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we perform 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 reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC system isn’t operating.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Cool Power LLC , we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your home.

To discover more about our air quality products, give us a call at 631-246-4029 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension 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.

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