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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are tightly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are many of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some options include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is a good fit for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then recommend the most fitting choice for your family’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality products we provide.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters air.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at capturing 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whichever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment running correctly.

Before buying an enhanced filter, contact us at 469-213-8367. Our experts can help you select the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed inside your comfort unit. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment could deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you reside in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an added advantage for your HVAC equipment. It can help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence might help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky 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 figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your heating unit isn’t on.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Tri County Air Care LLC, we’re committed to making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 469-213-8367 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any worries you may have with a professional arriving at your house 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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