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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending a lot more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you realize we can put in indoor air quality products in your house that provide hospital-grade filtration? These products can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date houses are firmly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This might be problematic, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are many of factors that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which option is best for your home? Our knowledgeable professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several areas that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then recommend the most fitting solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. 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 outcome. This filter gives cleaner air while reducing energy use*.

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

Whichever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment working correctly.

Ahead of installing a better filter, give us a call at 772-247-2283. Our experts can help you choose the best match for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, like ones that cause 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 penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can offer much-needed relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an additional perk for your comfort equipment. It can help it work longer and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your house could help keep your household in good health when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

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

You can reach this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have a built-in fan to move humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Custom Air Systems Inc, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling associate. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we visit your house.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 772-247-2283 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a pro 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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