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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar upside down.

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

Were you aware we can install 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).

Up-to-date homes are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might cause a problem, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

There are a lot of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which option is best for your residence? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then recommend the most fitting solution for your family’s distinct needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality solutions we sell.

Air Filtration

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

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

We advise buying at minimum a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit working properly.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 715-352-4052. Our pros can help you find the right option for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 heating and cooling system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may give much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an added bonus for your comfort unit. It could help it work longer and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces 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 the greatest results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts generally suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to move humidity while your heating system isn’t operating.

Depend on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Halverson Brothers Inc, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking additional precautions when we visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 715-352-4052 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a tech arriving at your home at this time.

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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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