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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

The international spread of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily routine all over the place.

In uncertain times, you can take peace in knowing your home 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.

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

Up-to-date residences are securely airtight, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more polluted than the air outside. In reality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This could cause a problem, since the EPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our days indoors.

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

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

Not sure which solution is right for your house? Our skilled techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then advise you on the ideal solution for your household’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This measures how successfully it filters air.

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

We advise buying no less than a MERV 13, like the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter gives fresher air while limiting energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can feel good knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC unit operating correctly.

In advance of getting an upgraded filter, give us a call at 706-695-7492. Our experts can help you find the most ideal option for your system.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this system might offer welcome relief. Especially if you are in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an additional bonus for your HVAC equipment. It might help it last for a greater period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers advise combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It does all of this without limiting your HVAC unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence may help keep your household healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, in addition to further cold weather bothers.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit typically works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity across your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity while your HVAC system isn’t operating.

Trust the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most complete solution on the market.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking extra precautions when we come to your residence.

To find out more about our air quality equipment, give us a call at 706-695-7492 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any concerns you can have with a professional visiting your house 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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