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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The worldwide spread of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar into a jumble.

When times feel uncertain, you can take peace in knowing your residence is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can install indoor air quality products in your house that offer hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can eliminate bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date homes are firmly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air could be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times poorer than outdoors. This can cause a problem, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our lifetime in a building.

There are lots of things that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These could cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is a good fit for your house? Our expert professionals can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based off of the results, we can then advise you on the ideal solution for your home’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality equipment we sell.

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters pollutants.

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

We recommend getting at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whatever filter you select, you can rest easy knowing they’ve been thoroughly examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can find, which keeps your HVAC system working correctly.

Before installing a better filter, give us a call at 254-307-9572. Our professionals can help you select the most ideal option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the best air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems provide hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can wipe out:

  • 99.9% of allergens, like 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 added on the inside of your heating and cooling unit. Its penetrating rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family struggles with allergies or asthma, this unit might provide much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in a muggy area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also offers an additional perk for your comfort system. It might help it work for a longer period of time and run more efficiently, because it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an upgraded filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your residence’s air. It completes this without decreasing your HVAC equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence could help keep your household in good health during the winter. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and chapped lips, amidst other cold weather bothers.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range fluctuates based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC pros typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can reach this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually functions with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your house. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use a built-in fan to spread humidity during the time your comfort system isn’t on.

Trust the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Bell Air Conditioning Inc., we’re passionate about making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We want to be sensitive to the health of you and your family. That’s why we’re taking additional precautions when we arrive at your house.

To find out more about our air quality solution, reach us at 254-307-9572 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you might have with a pro visiting your house 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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