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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take peace 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.

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

Today’s houses are securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This may be problematic, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

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

There are a few things you can do to better your air quality. Some possibilities include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which option is a good fit for your home? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the best solution for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we sell.

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy use*.

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

Whichever 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 running properly.

In advance of buying an upgraded filter, reach us at 205-208-8090. Our professionals can help you choose the right match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. 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, 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 installed on the inside of your HVAC unit. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment might deliver welcome relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It might help it work for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your house can help keep your loved ones healthy in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity when your heating system isn’t operating.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At KDM Service Corporation, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we arrive at your house.

To discover more about our air quality products, reach us at 205-208-8090 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you could have with a professional coming to 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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