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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Important

The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular calendar upside down.

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

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

Today’s homes are securely closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air may be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This may be problematic, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

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

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

Not sure which solution is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable pros can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the most fitting choice for your household’s unique needs.

Continue reading to find out more about the air quality products we offer.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest upgrading to at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter gives cleaner air while lowering energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly.

Ahead of installing an enhanced filter, reach us at 850-682-5509. Our experts can help you find the most ideal match for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 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 placed inside your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system may offer much-desired relief. Especially if you live in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an added bonus for your HVAC unit. It might help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your house could help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimum range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain a built-in fan to spread humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t running.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Gordon Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your house more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we come to your house.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 850-682-5509 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a technician visiting 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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