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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your regular routine into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe space. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Modern homes are tightly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air can be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This could be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are a lot of things that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might cause headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your house? Our expert techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your household’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters air.

One of the most ordinary 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 advise getting at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter provides clearer air while reducing energy needs*.

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

Whichever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly.

Ahead of getting a better filter, contact us at 540-369-3971. Our experts can help you choose the best option for your unit.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, such as 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 added inside your heating and cooling system. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system may offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an additional perk for your heating and cooling system. It could help it work longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using 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 plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your residence could help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, in addition to added cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it during 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 achieve this optimum range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your heating system isn’t operating.

Rely on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Dave's Diversified Services, we’re dedicated to making your house more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking extra precautions when we come to your home.

To learn more about our air quality products, give us a call at 540-369-3971 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any concerns you may have with a technician arriving at 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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