Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

March 25, 2020

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

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s homes are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could cause a problem, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are lots of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which solution is best for your house? Our expert techs can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the ideal option for your household’s unique needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.

 

Air Filtration

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

One of the most average and lowest priced 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 buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, because they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at trapping 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, such as pollen, pet dander and smoke.

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

Ahead of buying a better filter, give us a call at 205-208-8090. Our pros can help you find the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems 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 installed within your heating and cooling system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an added bonus for your HVAC system. It may help it last longer and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your house could help keep your family in good health during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your comfort unit isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At KDM Service Corporation, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 205-208-8090 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any apprehension you might have with a tech visiting your residence at this time.

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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.