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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global transmission of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re probably spending lots more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can add indoor air quality products in your residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern homes are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could be problematic, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

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

There are several steps you can take to enhance your air quality. Some possibilities include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which option is best for your residence? Our skilled techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your family’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters pollutants.

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

We suggest getting at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, since they’re usually installed in hospitals. They’re effective at catching 99.97–99.99% of indoor pollutants, like pollen, pet dander and smoke.

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC equipment running smoothly.

Ahead of installing a more powerful filter, give us a call at 602-832-7808. Our experts can help you choose the right option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that contribute 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 heating and cooling unit. Its strong rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit could provide much-desired relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an additional perk for your comfort equipment. It may help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to other cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically works with your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity when your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc, we’re committed to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling associate. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 602-832-7808 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any apprehension you might have with a tech coming to your home 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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