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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can feel good in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending a lot more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Today’s houses are tightly airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air could be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our days in a building.

There are lots of things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These could lead to headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

There are several steps you can take to better your air quality. Some solutions 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 techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the results, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges 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 system. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.

We recommend installing at least a MERV 13, such as the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy consumption*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit operating smoothly.

Ahead of installing an upgraded filter, reach us at 877-389-2465. Our pros can help you find the most ideal match for your unit.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your comfort system. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit might give much-desired relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an added advantage for your HVAC unit. It may help it work for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces 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 results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having even humidity in your home might help keep your loved ones in good health when it’s cold. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.

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 off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimal humidity throughout your home. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t running.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc., we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. 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 visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 877-389-2465 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you can have with a technician arriving at your home 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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