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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The worldwide transmission of COVID-19 has likely turned your daily calendar upside down.

When things feel uncertain, you can take comfort in knowing your residence is your safe space. You’re possibly spending much more more time there nowadays. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Did you know 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 securely closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could 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 may be troublesome, since the EPA has determined we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can lead to headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are several actions you can take to better your air quality. Some possibilities include upgraded air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which option is right for your residence? Our skilled technicians can complete an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon our findings, we can then advise you on the most fitting option for your household’s distinctive needs.

Keep on reading to discover more about the air quality equipment we provide.

Air Filtration

When looking at air filters, it’s important to look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how effectively it filters contaminants.

One of the most average and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are somewhat better, rated between 8 and 12.

We recommend buying at least a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal results. This filter gives cleaner air while reducing energy needs*.

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

Regardless of whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been comprehensively checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC unit running smoothly.

Ahead of buying a more powerful filter, contact us at 515-207-6569. Our professionals can help you choose the best option for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the most advanced air purification systems you can get. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while managing all types of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can take care of:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 installed inside your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this equipment might provide much-needed relief. Especially if you are in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold grow quickly.

This light also offers an extra advantage for your comfort unit. It may help it last longer and run more efficiently, since it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend installing one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration plus carbon-coated fibers to remove particles from your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your house might help keep your household in good health when it’s chilly. It can aid sore throats, dry skin and peeling lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll measure it when we complete your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually advise keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this ideal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This system generally accompanies your furnace or air handler to give optimal humidity across your home. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an incorporated fan to move humidity when your HVAC unit isn’t running.

Rely on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling, we’re passionate about making your house comfier. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality options, which are the most exhaustive solution on the market.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the health of you and your loved ones. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we arrive at your home.

To discover more about our air quality solution, get in touch with us at 515-207-6569 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also answer any worries you might have with a pro visiting your residence 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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