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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re probably spending lots more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern homes are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to improve your air quality. Some possibilities include better air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which solution is right for your house? Our expert technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several details that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then suggest the ideal choice for your household’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend installing no less than a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives clearer air while reducing energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, because 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 pick, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system running properly.

Ahead of buying an upgraded filter, reach us at 561-533-6066 . Our experts can help you find the right match for your unit.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may offer welcome relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

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

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It completes this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your home might help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.

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

You can achieve this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t running.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Smyth Air Conditioning Inc, we’re committed to making your home more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

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

To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 561-533-6066 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also address any worries you can have with a tech visiting your house today.

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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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