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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global spread of COVID-19 has likely turned your regular routine into a jumble.

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

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

Today’s residences are securely airtight, which is fantastic 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 might cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are lots of factors that can lead to poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might create headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There are a few actions you can take to better your air quality. Some options include improved 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 our findings, we can then suggest the best choice for your home’s unique needs.

Keep on reading to find out more about the air quality products we sell.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

We recommend installing no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter provides clearer air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Whichever filter you pick, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment running correctly.

Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 402-896-5900. Our pros can help you find the most ideal match for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 placed within your comfort equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

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

This light also offers an added advantage for your HVAC unit. 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 outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your house could help keep your loved ones in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity level is, we’ll measure 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 system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimum humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to circulate humidity while your heating equipment isn’t on.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

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

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 added precautions when we arrive at your house.

To discover 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 could have with a professional coming to 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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