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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your daily calendar all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Up-to-date homes are tightly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air can be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be problematic, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our lifetime indoors.

There are many of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which system is best for your home? Our expert pros can perform an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that affect your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the outcome, we can then suggest the best option for your household’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how effectively 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 slightly better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We recommend upgrading to at least a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you pick, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment running correctly.

In advance of getting an enhanced filter, reach us at 805-203-8667. Our pros can help you choose the right match for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all types 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, 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 equipment. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could provide much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also provides an additional advantage for your HVAC system. It can help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

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

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having balanced humidity in your home might help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, among other cold weather bothers.

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

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t running.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Paso Robles Heating and Air, we’re dedicated to making your house comfier. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To learn more about our air quality products, give us a call at 805-203-8667 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you may have with a pro visiting 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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