Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re likely 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 install indoor air quality products in your residence that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date residences are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could be problematic, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are lots of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which option is best for your home? Our expert professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the best option for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters pollutants.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest getting no less than a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because they’re usually used 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 rest easy knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating correctly.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 815-410-1128. Our professionals can help you choose the most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification equipment you can get. 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 wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed within your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might offer much-needed relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an additional perk for your comfort equipment. It can help it last longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your home may help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Jett's Heating & Air Inc., we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

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

To learn more about our air quality solution, reach us at 815-410-1128 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional arriving at your home today.

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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.