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Why Your Residences Indoor Air Quality Matters

The international transmission of COVID-19 has likely flipped your daily schedule into a jumble.

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

Did you know we can add indoor air quality products in your house that deliver hospital-grade filtration? These solutions can clear bacteria from your air, as well as allergens, odors and volatile organic compounds (VOCs).

Up-to-date houses are tightly closed, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your inside air might be more polluted than the air outside. In actuality, the Canadian Environmental Protection Agency (CEPA) says it can be two to five times worse than outdoors. This may be troublesome, since the CEPA has calculated we spend about 90% of our time indoors.

There are many of factors that can cause poor indoor air quality, like cleaning products and air fresheners. These may cause headaches and irritate allergies and asthma.

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

Not sure which option is right for your house? Our expert professionals can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several aspects that impact your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the results, we can then suggest the ideal solution for your family’s distinct needs.

Keep on reading to learn more about the air quality products we offer.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, it’s essential to review the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This gauges how efficiently it filters pollutants.

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

We advise getting no less than a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the most ideal effect. This filter delivers fresher air while reducing energy needs*.

High Efficiency Particulate Air (HEPA) filters are deemed the benchmark in air filtration, as 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.

Regardless of whatever filter you select, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been comprehensively tested. They have the lowest airflow restriction you can buy, which keeps your HVAC unit working smoothly.

In advance of getting a more powerful filter, give us a call at 204-728-0180. Our pros can help you find the most ideal option for your equipment.

Air Purification

Lennox® has some of the best air purification systems you can get. 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 wipe out:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is installed on the inside of your HVAC equipment. Its powerful rays eliminate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system may give much-desired relief. Especially if you are in an extremely hot climate where bacteria and mold thrive.

This light also offers an added bonus for your comfort unit. It could help it last for a greater period of time and operate more efficiently, as it keeps the internal parts clean.

Our air quality engineers recommend using one of these lights with an improved filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for optimal results. This filter offers industry-leading MERV 16 filtration in addition to carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your house’s air. It fulfills this without restricting your comfort equipment’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting balanced humidity in your house may help keep your family from getting sick when it’s chilly. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and chapped lips, amidst added cold weather irritations.

If you don’t know what your residence’s humidity range is, we’ll measure it while we perform your indoor air quality audit. While the range changes based off of outdoor temperatures, HVAC professionals usually suggest keeping it between 40–60 percent.

You can accomplish this optimal range by using a whole-home humidifier. This system generally works with your furnace or air handler to give the right level of humidity throughout your house. Some models, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, have an included fan to move humidity when your comfort unit isn’t running.

Rely on the Professionals for Your Indoor Air Quality Requirements

At Brandon Heating and Plumbing, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we sell Lennox® air quality products, which are the most exhaustive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling associate. We want to be sensitive to the wellness of you and your loved ones. That’s why our techs are taking additional precautions when we arrive at your home.

To find out more about our air quality products, get in touch with us at 204-728-0180 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also answer any apprehension you might have with a tech visiting your house 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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