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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical schedule all over the place.

When times feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Did you realize we can install indoor air quality products in your home 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 firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

There are a lot of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There are a few actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some solutions include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not certain which solution is best for your house? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the best solution for your household’s distinct needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality products we have.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to review 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 scale. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy consumption*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit running properly.

Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, reach us at 949-258-7259. Our experts can help you select the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including 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 eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit can provide much-desired relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an additional advantage for your comfort system. It may help it last for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using 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 in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence could help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to circulate humidity when your heating unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At True Home Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To learn more about our air quality products, give us a call at 949-258-7259 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you may have with a professional visiting 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.

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