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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Significant

The international growth of COVID-19 has likely shifted your typical schedule upside down.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe space. You’re possibly spending lots more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

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

Up-to-date residences are firmly airtight, which is great for energy efficiency. But it also means your indoor air may be more polluted than the air outside. In fact, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This can be troublesome, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our time in a building.

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

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

Unsure which solution is right for your home? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll examine several aspects that impact your air, like dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your family’s distinct needs.

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

Air Filtration

When browsing air filters, it’s essential to consider the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how effectively it filters contaminants.

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

We recommend upgrading to at minimum a MERV 13, for example, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal outcome. This filter gives fresher air while lowering energy consumption*.

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

Whatever filter you choose, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC equipment working smoothly.

Before getting a better filter, contact us at 662-269-8716. Our pros can help you select the best solution for your system.

Air Purification

Lennox® offers some of the best air purification equipment you can purchase. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems deliver hospital-grade filtration while handling all kinds of indoor air contaminants.

These powerful systems can eliminate:

  • 99.9% of allergens, including 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 on the inside of your comfort system. Its powerful rays wipe out bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family has allergies or asthma, this unit can provide welcome relief. Especially if you live in a muggy climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an extra bonus for your comfort system. It can help it last for a longer period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, because it keeps the internal parts 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 optimal outcome. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your comfort unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Acquiring correct humidity in your residence might help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among added cold weather annoyances.

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

You can accomplish this optimal range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This equipment typically works with your furnace or air handler to provide the right level of humidity throughout your residence. Some equipment, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, use an included fan to spread humidity while your comfort unit isn’t on.

Trust the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, we’re dedicated to making your residence comfier. That’s why we provide Lennox® air quality options, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than merely your heating and cooling support. We’re concerned about the well-being of you and your loved ones. That’s why our technicians are taking more precautions when we come to your house.

To discover more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 662-269-8716 or contact us online. Our skilled staff can also handle any apprehension you could have with a technician coming to your residence 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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