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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical routine into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe area. You’re possibly spending lots more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Modern residences are securely sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be dirtier than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are a lot of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These may result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are a few things you can do to enhance your air quality. Some solutions include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which solution is a good fit for your residence? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your family’s distinctive needs.

Keep reading to discover more about the air quality products we provide.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how efficiently it filters air.

One of the most average and most economical filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest upgrading to at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal effect. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy use*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are regarded as the gold standard in air filtration, as they’re usually in use at 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 in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system running smoothly.

Before buying a better filter, reach us at 717-216-0846. Our experts can help you select the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

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

This powerful equipment can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

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

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit can give much-needed relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an added perk for your comfort unit. It could help it last longer and operate more efficiently, since it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your home’s air. It does all of this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Having correct humidity in your residence might help keep your household healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity level is, we’ll measure it while we do your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity around your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to spread humidity while your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At County Line Mechanical LLC, we’re dedicated to making your home more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality products, which are the most comprehensive solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 717-216-0846 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries you could have with a technician visiting 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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