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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily schedule all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending much more more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern residences are securely airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many of things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These could create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to better your air quality. Some possibilities include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which option is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

We suggest buying at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whichever 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 correctly.

Before getting an upgraded filter, give us a call at 314-262-4541. Our experts can help you select the best solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all types of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 added within your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this equipment might give welcome relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra perk for your heating and cooling system. It may help it run longer and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your home might help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, in addition to further cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re committed to making your residence comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we come to your residence.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 314-262-4541 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any worries you may have with a technician coming to 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.

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