Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

March 25, 2020

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular schedule into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re probably spending a lot more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since the has determined 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 might create headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some possibilities include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is a good fit for your home? Our expert pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then suggest the best solution for your home’s distinct needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

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

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

We advise installing no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter provides fresher air while lowering energy use*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

In advance of buying a better filter, give us a call at 314-262-4541. Our professionals can help you choose the best option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 placed inside your comfort unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may deliver welcome relief. Especially if you live in a muggy area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also provides an extra bonus for your comfort system. It may help it run longer and run 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 outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It completes this without restricting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence can help keep your loved ones from getting sick when it’s cold. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t operating.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the health of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 314-262-4541 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a pro arriving at your residence 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.