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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s houses are firmly sealed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air might be dirtier than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This could cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are lots of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is best for your residence? Our skilled professionals can complete 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 off of the outcome, we can then advise you on the most fitting solution for your family’s unique needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we have.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters contaminants.

One of the most ordinary and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We suggest installing at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter provides clearer air while lowering energy needs*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment running correctly.

In advance of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 734-363-8907. Our professionals can help you find the best match for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 within your HVAC equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment can deliver welcome relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an additional advantage for your comfort system. It might help it run longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence may help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity around your home. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most complete solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we arrive at your home.

To learn more about our air quality solution, give us a call at 734-363-8907 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a professional coming to 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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