February 7, 2023 Uncategorized

Are you aware that you spend 90% of your time indoors and are exposed to indoor air pollutants that are 2 to 5 times more potent than outdoor pollutants? Studies have shown that indoor air is far more contaminated than outdoor air, with an estimate of 2.2 million deaths due to indoor air pollution and 500,000 deaths from outdoor air pollution. This is why it is crucial to take steps to improve the quality of indoor air, such as installing an air purification system.

At Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning, your family’s health is our top priority. That’s why we partner with Lennox Industries to offer you air purification systems that can effectively clean your indoor air, keeping you and your family healthy. Our goal is to keep you comfortable and safe year-round as the trusted HVAC company in Ramsey MN.

Sources of Indoor Air Pollution

In the US, the two most prevalent and dangerous indoor air pollutants are tobacco smoke and radon. Cigarette smoke contains over 4,000 chemicals, with most of them being carcinogenic or cancer-causing agents. An air purifier equipped with activated carbon can effectively remove these complex chemicals. Direct inhalation of cigarette smoke can lead to numerous health problems such as lung cancer, asthma, emphysema, and heart disease. Even if you don’t smoke, you’re still exposed to these pollutants through secondhand smoke inhalation.

Radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that comes from the radioactive decay of uranium. It is usually found in igneous rock and soil, but in some cases, well water may also contain radon. Currently, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the US. If you smoke and your home has high radon levels, your risk of developing lung cancer increases. Some studies indicate that children may be more sensitive to radon, possibly due to their higher respiration rate and rapidly dividing cells.

Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are also a significant source of indoor air pollution. These compounds, containing carbon, are released from items used in your home such as paint, plastic, fragrance, household cleaners, furniture, carpet, adhesives, and paper.

Health Effects of VOCs

The Environmental Protection Agency lists several signs and symptoms associated with exposure to VOCs, including dizziness, fatigue, nausea, emesis, headache, nose and throat discomfort, dyspnea, conjunctival irritation, allergic skin reaction, and a decrease in serum cholinesterase levels.

The Importance of Air Purification

Air purifiers are a great way to clean indoor air. They work by passing air through filters that capture small particles and remove them from the room’s air. Air purifiers help you breathe cleaner air that allows your lungs and other organs to function better, leading to better oxygen absorption by your brain.

Features of the Lennox PureAir™ Air Purification System

The PureAir™ Air Purification System cleans the air in every room in your home. Unlike other air cleaning systems that only filter out particles or combat germs and odors, PureAir™ addresses all three types of indoor air pollutants: airborne particles, germs, bacteria, chemical odors, and vapors.

It effectively removes 99.9% of particles such as dust, pollen, and pet dander, 90% of viruses such as MERS A, flu, and cold, and eliminates 50% of household odors and chemical vapors in 24 hours. This air purification system is energy-efficient and helps the environment by reducing ozone generated by other sources in your home through its carbon filtration.

More Features of the PureAir™ Air Purification System

Home Comfort

  • Cutting-edge air purification technology for a superior experience
  • Cleans the air in your home more effectively than any other single system on the market
  • Eliminates household odors and chemical fumes


  • Whole-home air purification that works seamlessly with your heating and cooling system
  • Built with reliable and durable components for long-lasting performance
  • Uses the top-rated MERV 16 Carbon Clean media filter
  • Comes with a 5-year limited warranty on covered components

Get professional air purification solutions with Marsh Heating and Air Conditioning. Contact our experts for all your indoor air quality needs. Be part of our valued Elk River heating and air conditioning community that trusts us to improve their indoor air quality.