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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular calendar upside down.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re probably spending a lot more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Were you aware we can install 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).

Today’s homes are firmly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air may be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, 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 lots 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 system is a good fit for your home? Our knowledgeable techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the results, we can then suggest the ideal choice for your household’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing 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 average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are slightly better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest buying at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers cleaner air while lowering energy consumption*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you pick, 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.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 850-250-0335. Our pros can help you find the best solution 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 kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful units 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 added on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit 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 extra bonus for your HVAC equipment. It can help it last for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your family from getting sick in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

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

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

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

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

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your family. That’s why our techs are taking added precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 850-250-0335 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any concerns you can have with a professional visiting your residence 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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