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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re likely spending lots more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

Did you know we can add indoor air quality products in your home 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 residences are securely closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might 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 lead to issues, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days inside.

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

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

Not sure which option is a good fit for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.

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

We suggest buying no less than a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy use*.

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

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

In advance of getting a more powerful filter, contact us at 918-682-8238. Our professionals can help you select the best option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification equipment you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an additional perk for your comfort system. It might help it last for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your house may help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC system isn’t on.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., we’re dedicated to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, get in touch with us at 918-682-8238 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any concerns you might have with a technician arriving at your home 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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