Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending lots more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s residences are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This might cause a problem, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our days in a building.

There are many of things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of steps you can take to improve your air quality. Some possibilities include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which solution is best for your home? Our skilled pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the ideal option for your family’s unique needs.

Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we have.

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise getting at minimum a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while reducing energy use*.

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 trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system working properly.

Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, contact us at 918-534-8194. Our experts can help you find the right solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 inside your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system may provide welcome relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an additional bonus for your comfort system. It may help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining 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 catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence can help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating system isn’t running.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Farris Heating & Air, we’re committed to making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking added precautions when we come to your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 918-534-8194 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any concerns you may 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.