Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

March 25, 2020

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical schedule into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern residences are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may 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 estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are a lot of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which system is best for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the best choice for your family’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we have.

 

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We recommend upgrading to no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating smoothly.

Ahead of buying an upgraded filter, give us a call at 239-241-5318. Our professionals can help you select the right match for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system can offer much-desired relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an extra bonus for your heating and cooling unit. It might help it last longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded 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 home’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your home can help keep your family from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, among other cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t on.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At CNR Air Conditioning Inc, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your house.

To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 239-241-5318 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you might have with a technician coming to your home 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.