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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern houses are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are lots of things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could result in headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not certain which solution is best for your residence? Our skilled professionals can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that have an influence on your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then recommend the ideal solution for your household’s unique needs.

Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality equipment we offer.

Air Filtration

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

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

We suggest installing no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while limiting energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are considered the benchmark in air filtration, because 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 take comfort in knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system operating properly.

Ahead of installing a better filter, reach us at 361-214-1203. Our professionals can help you find the best option for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed inside your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system might offer much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an additional bonus for your HVAC unit. It could help it work longer and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It completes this without decreasing your comfort system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your home may help keep your family from getting sick in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity range is, we’ll figure that out during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity when your heating equipment isn’t running.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC, we’re passionate about making your home more relaxing. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we visit your residence.

To learn more about our air quality products, reach us at 361-214-1203 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you may have with a technician 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.

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