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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical routine upside down.

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re probably spending lots more time there nowadays. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Were you aware we can add indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These products can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s residences are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air can be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This might be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are a lot of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is best for your residence? Our skilled pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively it filters pollutants.

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

We suggest getting no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you pick, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment working correctly.

In advance of getting an enhanced filter, contact us at 979-532-2511. Our pros can help you find the most ideal solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your comfort system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit may deliver much-desired relief. Especially if you live in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It could help it last longer and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It completes this without restricting your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your house can help keep your family in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your heating equipment isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just 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 additional precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 979-532-2511 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you might have with a pro visiting your residence 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.

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