Why Your Residence's Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

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

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern homes are tightly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be worse than the air outside. In fact, the EPA says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are many factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, including 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 include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is a good fit for your home? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting solution for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

 

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 pollutants.

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

We advise getting at least a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while lowering energy needs*.

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

In advance of installing a more powerful filter, give us a call at 631-246-4029. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification units you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing 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, like ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed within your comfort system. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit could give relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an additional perk for your comfort system. It might help it run for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your house could help keep your family from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity while your heating equipment isn’t on.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Cool Power LLC , we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling company. We're concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 631-246-4029 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you could have with a pro coming to your home 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.