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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical schedule all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending a lot more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This might be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are lots of elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which system is right for your house? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that impact your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the results, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your home’s distinctive needs.

Continue reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we sell.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how efficiently it filters pollutants.

One of the most common and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

We suggest upgrading to at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter delivers clearer air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC system operating smoothly.

In advance of getting a better filter, contact us at 703-278-2036. Our pros can help you select the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the best air purification systems you can purchase. 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 wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed inside your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this system may offer much-needed relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an extra perk for your heating and cooling system. It can help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest outcome. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It does all of this without limiting your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your house might help keep your household from getting sick when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky skin and cracked lips, in addition to added cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t aware of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This equipment usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimal humidity throughout your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an included fan to spread humidity when your heating unit isn’t operating.

Turn to the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Woody's Sudden Service Inc, we’re committed to making your residence more relaxing. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

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

To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 703-278-2036 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you might have with a pro arriving at 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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