Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily calendar all over the place.

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

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

Modern homes are firmly closed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This might lead to issues, since the estimates we spend about 90% of our days in a building.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There are several actions 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 a good fit for your house? Our skilled techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.

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

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

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the best in air filtration, as they’re usually used in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, including pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system operating smoothly.

In advance of getting a better filter, reach us at 562-286-6624. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the best air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 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 placed within your heating and cooling system. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment could give much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your heating and cooling equipment. It might 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 improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your residence can help keep your loved ones in good health in the winter months. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This system usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity while your comfort unit isn’t on.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At YES R&M Inc., we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we visit your home.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 562-286-6624 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a professional arriving at your house 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.