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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular routine all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re likely 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 residence that deliver 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 fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This may cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

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

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

Not certain which system is best for your residence? Our skilled technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that impact your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then suggest the most fitting choice for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

One of the most ordinary and lowest priced filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We advise upgrading to at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whichever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been comprehensively 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 pros can help you choose the most ideal match for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification units you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while taking care of 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 on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit might provide much-needed relief. Especially if you reside in a humid area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has 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 installing one of these lights with an enhanced 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 loved ones healthy when it’s cold. It can assist with sore throats, flaky 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 suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit generally works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity around your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity during the time your HVAC equipment isn’t running.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

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 merely your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To discover more about our air quality products, reach us at 717-216-0846 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also address any apprehension you could have with a professional visiting 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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