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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical routine into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re likely spending lots more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that provide 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 fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are lots of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which system is right for your house? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we offer.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters contaminants.

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

We recommend getting at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating properly.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 951-299-9853. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal match for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of 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 placed within your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might give much-needed relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an added perk for your heating and cooling unit. It can help it last for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family healthy during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and chapped lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity around your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Cool Air Solutions, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 951-299-9853 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any apprehension you may have with a technician arriving at 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.

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