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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily schedule into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending a lot more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

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

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

Unsure which system is best for your residence? Our skilled professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several areas that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise installing at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy consumption*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating properly.

Before installing an upgraded filter, contact us at 815-410-1128. Our professionals can help you find the right match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the most advanced air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your heating and cooling system. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may offer much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also provides an extra perk for your HVAC unit. It can help it work for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an enhanced 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 residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence may help keep your family in good health in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.

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

You can reach this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Jett's Heating & Air Inc., we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 815-410-1128 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any worries you might have with a technician coming to 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.

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