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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily schedule into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your home is your safe space. 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 know we can put in indoor air quality products in your residence that provide hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Modern homes are securely closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This could cause a problem, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days inside.

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

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

Not sure which solution is best for your home? Our expert pros can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the best choice for your home’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters air.

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

We suggest upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy use*.

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 select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system operating properly.

Ahead of buying a better filter, reach us at 520-201-3871. Our pros can help you find the right solution for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver 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, like ones that cause strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed within your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this equipment may deliver much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also has an added bonus for your comfort equipment. It could help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your heating and cooling system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your residence can help keep your family from getting sick in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based on outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally functions with your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity while your heating system isn’t on.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Ambient Air, we’re dedicated to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your family. That’s why our technicians are taking added precautions when we visit your residence.

To discover more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 520-201-3871 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you can have with a technician coming to your residence 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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