Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily routine into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re possibly spending a lot 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 house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date homes are tightly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can lead to issues, since the estimates we spend about 90% of our lifetime inside.

There are lots of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These may create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is a good fit for your residence? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the ideal solution for your home’s unique needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters contaminants.

One of the most ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We advise getting at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy needs*.

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

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

Before buying a better filter, contact us at 979-323-6130. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the greatest air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all types of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed within your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might provide much-needed relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an additional advantage for your comfort system. It might help it run for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your home can help keep your household in good health in the winter months. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

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

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we come to your home.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 979-323-6130 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any concerns you may have with a professional coming to your home 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.