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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your regular schedule all over the place.

When things feel uncertain, you can feel good in knowing your house is your safe area. You’re likely spending lots more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

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

Today’s residences are firmly sealed, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are lots of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, including cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and worsen allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of actions you can take to enhance your air quality. Some possibilities include improved air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Unsure which system is right for your house? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several details that affect your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your home’s distinct needs.

Keep reading to learn more about the air quality solutions we provide.

Air Filtration

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

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

We advise getting at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter provides cleaner air while reducing energy needs*.

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

Whichever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system operating properly.

In advance of installing a more powerful filter, reach us at 318-215-7938. Our pros can help you select the most ideal option for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the greatest air purification equipment you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

  • 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 on the inside of your heating and cooling system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system could deliver much-needed relief. Especially if you live in a muggy part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra bonus for your HVAC system. It might help it work for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend combining one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your residence may help keep your family healthy in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, amidst added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your house’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC experts typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually accompanies your furnace or air handler to deliver optimum humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity while your HVAC unit isn’t on.

Turn to the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Moon's Air, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling support. We want to be considerate about the health of you and your household. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your residence.

To learn more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 318-215-7938 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any apprehension you may have with a tech visiting your house at this time.

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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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