Indoor Air Quality


IAQ Services in Indianapolis, IN

It’s a fact that all homes have indoor air pollutants. Sources of air pollutants include chemicals in cleaning products, dust, pet dander, tobacco smoke, gases from appliances or fireplaces, and mold. The level of air pollution in a home depends on the ventilation and filtration system, temperature level, and humidity level.  In addition to the temperature, the quality of air in your home contributes to true comfort. Poor indoor air quality can contribute to health-related problems such as allergies and asthma. Here at LCS, our moto is Lasting Comfort Solutions and we’re here to ensure you are educated with the best on the market options and have affordable solutions available to you for your home to ensure a comfortable environment that lasts years to come. 

Media Cabinet

Media cabinets hold high-efficient filters. Media air filters are 4-5″ thick as opposed to the standard 1″ air filter. Filters are rated on a value system: Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV). This system determines the amount of dust that the filter removes from the air as it passes through. Standard 1″ filters range from a MERV 1-MERV 10 rating. Media filters have up to a MERV 16 rating. What does this mean? The higher the rating, the more efficient the filter, the fewer dust particles will pass through and distribute throughout your home. Since the filter is in its own cabinet, it’s generally easy to change. Also, under normal circumstances, media filters only need to be changed once every 6-12 months as compared to a 1” filter that needs to be changed every 1-2 months.

iWave R air cleaner

Benefits of an Air Cleaner

Air cleaners come in many sizes. Some are portable while others are designed for the entire home. One thing to keep in mind — many air cleaners require monthly maintenance. If you have an air cleaner that requires this type of maintenance and you don’t do it, the air cleaner is not working as it should, if at all. One air cleaner we love is the Nu-Calgon iWave-R Purifying System. As the air flows past the iWave-R, positive and negative ions actively purify the supply air, killing mold, bacteria, and viruses in the coil and living space. This air cleaner also helps to control dust!  The ions attach to very small dust particles and carry them back to the filter.  As if that’s not enough to love, this air cleaner requires no maintenance! iWave-R treats the air in any brand of residential duct air conditioning systems up to 6 tons (2400 CFM) in size with no maintenance and no replacement parts. We can provide that option today and save you up to 15% off if you’re a maintenance plan member.

Whole House Humidifier

In Indiana, we have very high humidity in the summer but very dry air in the winter.  I’d also like to focus more on the benefits of a whole-house humidifier (helps with dry skin, itchy throat, bloody nose, wood furniture, musical instruments).  Also, unlike portable humidifiers in which you have to fill the canisters with water every day or two, there’s no day-to-day maintenance with a whole-house humidifier.  Maintenance is generally completed once a year.  If water quality is poor in the home, it may need to be done twice a year.  The whole house humidifier adds humidity throughout the house versus a portable which does a room or small space.  Another good point is that humidity readings and control can be accessed through a smart thermostat such as the Ecobee.

Let us evaluate your home indoor air quality needs today!

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Whole House DeHumidifier

Day-to-day activities such as breathing, cooking, and doing laundry can add nearly 25 pounds of moisture to a home each day. In some regions of the US, Basement and crawl spaces can also become damp, smelly locations when humidity is too high. 

Common things that we see in our area:  spring can bring low temperatures with high humidity.  When the temperature is low outside, say 70 degrees, it doesn’t take the a/c long to meet the desired indoor temperature.  That seems like a good thing but in reality, it’s not running long enough to remove the humidity from the house.  As a result, it feels uncomfortable and “sticky” inside because the humidity is high.  Homes that are surrounded by a lot of shade trees also struggle with high humidity.  The solution is a whole-house dehumidifier.  Another benefit to a whole house dehumidifier is that it feels cooler inside when the humidity is controlled so you can save energy by turning the thermostat up a few degrees.

UV Light

Ultraviolet (UV) light technology enables you to have whole-house air treatment energy, like the sun, to improve your home’s indoor air quality. 

Fresh-Aire UV APCO™ uses ultraviolet rays to break down impurities and disinfect?  What we love specifically about APCO is that it does not produce ozone like some UV units. 

What makes this brand even better? They offer a 2-year bulb option that guarantees long term performance that cuts down on an annual cost to switch out the bulb.

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