Indoor Air Quality Systems
Indoor Air Quality

Indoor Air Quality

A healthy environment in the home is an issue that is on the mind of many residents in the Phoenix area.  Indoor air quality is a very important part of your homes A/C system.  Poor air quality can contribute to many different respiratory health issues.  If  you are wondering how to improve indoor air quality, one of your first lines of defense is the air filter in your homes ventilation system.  A good central air conditioning filter can remove mold, smoke, pollen, and pet dander as well as other particles.

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

  • Particles from dust mites and cockroaches, pet hair, and dust.
  • Bioaerosols such as mold, bacteria, viruses, pollen, and animal dander.
  • Odors from second hand smoke, fuel burning stoves, and fireplaces.
  • Chemical Vapors such as radon gas, formaldehyde, paint, and cooking oil.

Indoor Air Quality Products

Choosing the right indoor air quality product can be a challenging task. An important thing to look at is the air filter’s MERV rating.  The MERV rating can help you determine the effectiveness of the indoor air quality product your considering. All Temp Refrigeration and Heating trusts manufactures such as Lennox and American Standard to deliver pure clean air throughout the residence as the air conditioning system heats or cools the air.

MERV Particle Size Contaminate
1-4 > 10.0 um Pollen, carpet fibers, dust mites
5-8 10.0-3.0 um Mold, pet dander
9-12 3.0-1.0 um Legionella, fine dust
13-16 1.0-0.3 um Bacteria, most smoke, smog

Lennox Indoor Air Quality

The Lennox PUREAIR Air Purification System is an excellent choice as your home’s air filtration system.  Lennox uses a MERV 16 precision pleat that is efficient at removing the smallest particles.  Their indoor air quality technology creates no ozone.  The PUREAIR system has a minimal restriction on air flow and can allow as small of an air pressure drop as their competitor’s MERV 11 and MERV 13 filters. Contact us to install a Lennox PUREAIR system in your home.

American Standard Indoor Air Quality

The AccuClean Whole-Home Air Filtration System is a superior indoor air quality product.  American Standard doesn’t use MERV ratings like most or their competitors, and specs their products with a Clean Air Delivery Rate (CADR).  AccuClean can remove ultra fine particles as small as 1/700th the size of a human hair. Their system can remove up to 99.98% of allergens from the filtered air and is very economical to run.  The AccuClean system can also keep the air below 50% humidity which will reduce dust mites.  Contact us if you are considering an AccuClean air filtration system.