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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The international growth 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 area. You’re probably spending a lot more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s houses are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might 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 might lead to issues, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

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

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

Unsure which solution is a good fit for your residence? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several areas that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then recommend the most fitting option for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment 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 contaminants.

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 effect. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment working properly.

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

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, such as 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 part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also provides an extra perk for your HVAC unit. It might help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence may help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure 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 accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your home. Some units, 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 Necessities

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

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 815-410-1128 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a technician arriving at your house 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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