Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

March 25, 2020

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending much more more time there now. 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 home that offer hospital-grade filtration? These options can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Today’s houses are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be more contaminated than the air outside. In reality, the says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be problematic, since the has calculated we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are a lot of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is best for your residence? Our expert professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the best choice for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

 

Air Filtration

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

One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise installing no less than a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, since 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.

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC system working correctly.

Ahead of installing a better filter, reach us at 814-308-0416. Our professionals can help you choose the right match for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 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 added inside your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might provide much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an added perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Patterson & Stirling Inc, we’re dedicated to making your home 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 support. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 814-308-0416 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you might have with a tech 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.