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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 house is your safe space. You’re probably spending a lot more time there nowadays. 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).

Up-to-date houses are firmly airtight, which is good 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 inferior than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our time inside.

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

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

Not certain which option is best for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several areas that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the results, we can then advise you on the best choice for your household’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we sell.

Air Filtration

When comparing 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 rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest upgrading to no less than a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Regardless of 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.

Ahead of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 631-246-4029. Our professionals can help you select the most ideal solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. 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 eliminate:

  • 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 inside your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays eliminate 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 part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an added 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 advise using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your residence can help keep your loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally 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 included fan to move humidity while your HVAC system isn’t on.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

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

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we come to your home.

To find out 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 worries you might have with a technician arriving at 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.

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