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Why Your Homes Indoor Air Quality Matters

The global growth of COVID-19 has likely flipped your typical calendar into a jumble.

In uncertain times, you can take comfort in knowing your home is your safe retreat. You’re likely spending a lot more time there nowadays. Consequently your indoor air quality is now more critical than ever.

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

Modern houses are securely airtight, which is fantastic for energy efficiency. But it also means your home’s air could be dirtier than the air outside. In actuality, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it can be two to five times inferior than outdoors. This can be problematic, since the EPA estimates we spend about 90% of our time inside.

There are a lot of elements that can contribute to poor indoor air quality, such as cleaning products and air fresheners. These can cause headaches and exasperate allergies and asthma.

There are a few things you can do to better your air quality. Some options include enhanced air filters, an air purification system or an ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light.

Not sure which system is right for your residence? Our knowledgeable techs can conduct an indoor air quality audit. We’ll test several areas that have an influence on your air, including dust levels, VOCs and ventilation. Based on the outcome, we can then advise you on the ideal choice for your household’s unique needs.

Continue reading to discover more about the air quality solutions we provide.

Air Filtration

When comparing air filters, you should look at the MERV rating, or Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value. This assesses how successfully it filters contaminants.

One of the most common and least expensive filters, flat fiberglass filters, rank between 1 and 4 on the MERV scale. Pleated filters are a little bit better, graded between 8 and 12.

We suggest getting at least a MERV 13, for instance, the HC13 Media Air Cleaner, for the best effect. This filter gives clearer air while lowering energy use*.

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

Whichever filter you pick, you can take comfort in knowing they’ve been fully examined. They have the lowest airflow restriction in the industry, which keeps your HVAC system working smoothly.

Before buying a more powerful filter, give us a call at 972-445-9504. Our professionals can help you find the most ideal solution for your unit.

Air Purification

Lennox® provides some of the greatest air purification systems you can buy. PureAir™ S and Healthy Climate™ PureAir Air Purification Systems offer hospital-grade filtration while handling all categories of indoor air contaminants.

This powerful equipment can take care of:

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

UV Germicidal Lights

A UV germicidal light is added within your HVAC unit. Its penetrating rays eradicate bacteria and mold within seconds.

If your family suffers from allergies or asthma, this system can give much-desired relief. Especially if you reside in an extremely hot area where bacteria and mold flourish.

This light also provides an additional advantage for your comfort unit. It might help it run for a greater period of time and heat and cool more efficiently, since it keeps the internal pieces clean.

Our air quality engineers suggest combining one of these lights with an enhanced filter, such as our Carbon Clean 16® Media Air Cleaner, for the greatest results. This filter provides industry-leading MERV 16 filtration combined with carbon-coated fibers to trap particles in your residence’s air. It fulfills this without decreasing your heating and cooling unit’s airflow.

Whole-Home Humidifiers

Getting even humidity in your home can help keep your family healthy in the winter months. It can assist with sore throats, itchy skin and peeling lips, among added cold weather irritations.

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

You can achieve this optimum range by installing a whole-home humidifier. This unit usually works with your furnace or air handler to deliver the right level of humidity across your residence. Some units, like the Healthy Climate® Whole-Home Power Humidifier, contain an incorporated fan to circulate humidity when your comfort system isn’t on.

Depend on the Experts for Your Indoor Air Quality Necessities

At Mustang Mechanical, we’re passionate about making your residence more comfortable. That’s why we offer Lennox® air quality equipment, which are the most comprehensive solution you can get.

We’re also more than only your heating and cooling partner. We’re concerned about the wellness of you and your household. That’s why our techs are taking more precautions when we visit your home.

To find out more about our air quality products, reach us at 972-445-9504 or contact us online. Our friendly staff can also handle any worries you might have with a technician visiting 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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