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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality is Important

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine all over the place.

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

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

Up-to-date houses are firmly closed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may 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 can cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are many of elements that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Unsure which solution is right for your home? Our knowledgeable professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several areas that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the best option for your home’s unique needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s important to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters pollutants.

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, are graded between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, ranking between 8 and 12.

We recommend installing at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

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

Whichever filter you pick, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment running properly.

Ahead of getting a more powerful filter, reach us at 402-896-5900. Our experts can help you find the best solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the best air purification systems you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while managing all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

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

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

This light also offers an added bonus for your HVAC equipment. It might help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest using one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones from getting sick during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst further cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your house’s humidity level is, we’ll determine it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t on.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At The Frazier Company, we’re passionate about making your house more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the health of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your house.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 402-896-5900 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a technician coming to your house 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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