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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 take peace in knowing your residence is your safe area. You’re possibly spending lots more time there today. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Did you know we can add 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 securely 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 cause a problem, since the EPA has calculated 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 might lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There’s a combination of steps 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 system is right for your house? Our knowledgeable pros can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several aspects that affect your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the most fitting option for your family’s distinctive needs.

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

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how successfully it filters contaminants.

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

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

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

Whichever filter you choose, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit working properly.

Ahead of installing a more powerful filter, reach us at 318-215-7938. Our pros can help you choose the most ideal option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

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

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit 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 advantage for your HVAC system. It can help it run for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal pieces 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 optimal outcome. This filter provides 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 can help keep your family healthy when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, flaky skin and peeling lips, in addition to added cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t sure of what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates 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 generally functions with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity while your HVAC equipment isn’t operating.

Turn to the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Moon's Air, we’re committed to making your home comfier. That’s why we sell 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 loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your house.

To learn more about our air quality equipment, reach us at 318-215-7938 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also address any worries 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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