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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality is Important

The international 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 space. You’re possibly spending lots more time there now. That’s why your indoor air quality is now more important than ever.

Were you aware we can add indoor air quality products in your residence 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 closed, 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 inside.

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

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

Not certain which system is right for your home? Our expert technicians can do an indoor air quality audit. We’ll assess several details that have an influence on your air, such as dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on our findings, we can then recommend the ideal choice for your home’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 ordinary and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, are rated between 1 and 4 on the MERV register. Pleated filters are a little bit better, rated between 8 and 12.

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

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the best in air filtration, since they’re typically installed 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 operating smoothly.

Before getting a better filter, reach us at 662-269-8716. Our experts can help you choose the most ideal solution for your system.

Air Purification

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

These powerful systems 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 added inside your heating and cooling system. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this unit might provide welcome relief. Especially if you live in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also has an added advantage for your heating and cooling system. It can help it last for a longer period of time and operate 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 effect. This filter delivers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to catch particles in your house’s air. It completes this without decreasing your heating and cooling equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting correct humidity in your residence might help keep your family in good health when it’s chilly. It can help with sore throats, dry skin and cracked lips, among further cold weather annoyances.

If you aren’t aware of what your house’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 move humidity during the time your comfort unit isn’t operating.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

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

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we come to your residence.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 662-269-8716 or contact us online. Our knowledgeable staff can also handle any worries you might have with a professional coming to your residence now.

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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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