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Why Your Houses Indoor Air Quality Matters

The worldwide growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical calendar upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re possibly spending a lot 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 residence that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can remove bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date homes are firmly sealed, which is good for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be more contaminated 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 estimates we spend about 90% of our days inside.

There are many of things that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These might result in headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which system is a good fit for your residence? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based upon the outcome, we can then recommend the best option for your family’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

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

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

We suggest getting no less than a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter delivers clearer air while limiting energy needs*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can feel good knowing they’ve been thoroughly checked over. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system working properly.

Before installing a more powerful filter, give us a call at 478-202-3076. Our pros can help you select the most ideal match for your equipment.

Air Purification

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

These powerful units can wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is placed within your heating and cooling equipment. Its powerful rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system can offer much-desired relief. Especially if you are in a humid area where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an extra perk for your heating and cooling equipment. It can help it run for a longer period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal components clean.

Our air quality engineers advise using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the best outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your home’s air. It does all of this without decreasing your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your house may help keep your loved ones healthy during the winter. It can aid sore throats, itchy skin and cracked lips, amidst other cold weather irritations.

If you aren’t sure of what your home’s humidity percentage is, we’ll determine it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range varies based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals typically recommend keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can achieve this ideal range with a whole-home humidifier. This system typically accompanies your furnace or air handler to provide optimum humidity across your house. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to move humidity while your heating unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Pros for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Gillman Heating and Air, we’re dedicated to making your home comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most exhaustive solution you can buy.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling associate. We want to be considerate about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why we’re taking extra precautions when we visit your residence.

To discover more about our air quality solution, reach us at 478-202-3076 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any concerns you could have with a technician coming to 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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