Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

March 25, 2020

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely turned your typical routine into a jumble.

When things feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your house is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending lots more time there today. As a result, your indoor air quality is now more crucial than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house 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 good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air might be more contaminated than the air outside. In actuality, the says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be problematic, since the has determined we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are a lot of elements that can lead to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can create headaches and irritate 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 option is a good fit for your house? Our skilled technicians can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the outcome, we can then suggest the best solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we sell.

 

Air Filtration

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

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

We recommend buying at minimum a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers clearer air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC equipment running properly.

Ahead of getting a better filter, reach us at 209-257-3156. Our experts can help you choose the right option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the most advanced air purification units you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver 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, including ones that lead to strep throat
  • 50% of VOCs and odors within 24 hours

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed within your HVAC equipment. Its strong rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can offer much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a humid part of the country where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also has an extra perk for your HVAC equipment. It can help it run longer and run more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal outcome. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without limiting your HVAC system’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring even humidity in your residence may help keep your loved ones in good health in the winter months. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity range is, we’ll determine it during your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based upon outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals generally recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment generally works with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity across your residence. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to circulate humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs

At Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning, we’re passionate about making your home more comfortable. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than just your heating and cooling partner. We want to be sensitive to the well-being of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking additional precautions when we visit your home.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 209-257-3156 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also answer any worries you could have with a professional coming to your home 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.