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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily schedule all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending lots more time there now. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date houses are tightly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could 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 may be problematic, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are a lot of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your house? Our skilled techs can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of our findings, we can then recommend the best choice for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise upgrading to at least a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter delivers cleaner air while reducing energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been fully tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC equipment operating properly.

In advance of buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 720-316-1401. Our pros can help you choose the right option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while taking care of all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as pollen, dust and pet dander
  • 95% of bacteria-sized particles, including ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your comfort equipment. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could give much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid climate where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an extra perk for your HVAC equipment. It could help it last for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence may help keep your household from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll figure that out when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to circulate humidity when your heating unit isn’t operating.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At D & D Heating & AC, we’re committed to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 720-316-1401 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you may have with a pro coming to 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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