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Home Air Purification: The Essentials from Lennox

Posted: 2019-10-10

When you think of air pollution, what usually comes to your mind? Contrary to what many believe, air pollution isn’t only found outside the home. It isn’t only caused by emissions from vehicles, power plants or smog. In fact, these are examples of outdoor pollution. The truth is that indoor air can be polluted as well. There are certain gases and particles that contaminate the air that circulate in your home.

Indoor air is far more filled with contaminants than outdoor air. A study estimates that 2.2 million deaths are attributed to indoor air pollution while 500,000 people die due to outdoor air pollution each year.

This is quite alarming since most Americans spend 90 percent of their time indoors, exposing them to indoor pollutants that are 2-5 times more potent than outdoor contaminants.

There are necessary steps you can take to improve the quality of your indoor air, like installing an air purification system.

Four Seasons Air Specialists is an HVAC company in Shoreview MN that offers some of the best air purification systems in the industry.

Overview

Today, more and more homes are built “tight” to be more energy-efficient. Certain construction techniques such as better insulation, weather-stripping, better windows, and exterior doors are just some of the ways used to create an energy-efficient home. Unfortunately, more energy-efficient homes suffer from poor indoor air quality. Airborne particles get stuck inside the home and can gather to a harmful level, causing different kinds of health issues.

According to statistics, asthma cases in the last decade have increased by 51.6 percent, which means that there are more than 40 million people suffer from allergies and asthma today. The safest way to avoid this spread of disease in your home is by making sure you have a healthy indoor air quality.

Understanding Indoor Air Pollution

It refers to the physical, chemical, and biological aspects of indoor air, whether in a building or a home. Here are some of the main causes of indoor air pollution:

  • poor ventilation
  • synthetic building materials
  • volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • radon
  • secondhand smoke

Health Effects of Indoor Air Pollution

Typically, indoor air quality problems can only cause mild discomfort. Most people feel better as soon as they remove the source of the contamination. Having said that, some pollutants, especially when inhaled repeatedly, can cause diseases that show up much later, such as epistaxis, dyspnea, rhinitis, nasal congestion, pharyngitis, severe lung disease, nausea, vomiting, anorexia Myalgia, and hearing loss.

Here are the essential air purification systems you should consider:

Lennox Healthy Climate PureAir

PureAir™ is an air purification system that cleans the air in every room in the home. Many air cleaning systems filter out particles. Some fight germs, and some attack odors. But only PureAir™ Air Purification System fights all three types of indoor air pollutants: airborne particles, germs and bacteria, chemical odors, and vapors.

It eliminates 99.9% of all particles like pollen, dust and pet dander. The system removes 90% of viruses such as MERS A, flu, and cold. It removes and destroys approximately 50% of household odors and chemical vapors in a 24-hour period.

Lennox HEPA Filtration System

A Healthy Climate® HEPA system is capable of removing nearly all allergy-aggravating contaminants, including some of the smallest particles and bacteria. It is the same HEPA technology used in medical and laboratory facilities.

Lennox Carbon Clean 16 Media Air Cleaner

The Carbon Clean 16® combines industry-leading Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value (MERV) 16 filtration with activated carbon-coated fibers that eliminate allergy-aggravating particles from your indoor air. It provides powerful filtration without restricting the airflow of your comfort system.

The Carbon Clean 16 is potent against common household allergens that can worsen asthma and respiratory illnesses. It also attacks germs like viruses, bacteria, and mold. It offers a number of benefits including:

  • Whole-home filtration with no additional power source
  • Industry-exclusive, MERV 16 Precision Pleat media filter - the highest MERV rating possible
  • Hospital inpatient care/general surgery level filtration
  • Removes over 95% of particles ranging in size down to 0.3 micron
  • Removes over 90 percent of bioaerosols like bacteria, viruses, and microorganisms down to .01 micron
  • Effective filtration to protect your HVAC system
  • Converts harmful ground-level ozone into oxygen

Questions: Call the Air Purification Experts

If you have any questions about these products, call Four Seasons Air Specialists, your trusted Circle Pines heating and air conditioning professionals.