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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending lots more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This may lead to issues, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the ideal option for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary 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 advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers fresher air while limiting energy consumption*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because 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 thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly.

Before buying an enhanced filter, reach us at 614-450-1575. Our professionals can help you find the right option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 added on the inside of your HVAC system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment can provide welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your comfort system. It may help it work for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to spread humidity while your heating equipment isn’t on.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc., we’re dedicated to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we come to your home.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 614-450-1575 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a professional coming to your residence 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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