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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 times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending much more more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you realize we can put in indoor air quality products in your residence 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 elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as 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 enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is best for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that impact your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your family’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we provide.

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly.

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

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 give much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an extra advantage for your heating and cooling system. It may help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as 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 the greatest 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 heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling 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 changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically functions with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to move humidity during the time your comfort equipment isn’t operating.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc., we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we arrive at your home.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 614-450-1575 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you may have with a technician coming to your house 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.

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