The quality of the air inside your Cincinnati home has a real impact on your family’s health and comfort. Exposure to airborne contaminants causes bothersome short-term effects, such as increased allergy symptoms and irritation, as well as possible harmful long-term effects, including respiratory disease. Removing contaminants from your indoor air supply creates a more comfortable and healthy living space for you and your loved ones.
As most Cincinnati residents spend more time indoors than out, a healthy indoor environment is critical. These HVAC solutions will remove contaminants, and reduce indoor air pollution.
High Efficiency Air Filters
Start improving your indoor air quality right away by upgrading your furnace filter to a high efficiency model. Too many homes are equipped with cheap disposable filters with low MERV ratings – these filters do very little for removing the microscopic contaminants that cause allergy symptoms and other health issues.
High quality air filters with MERV ratings from MERV 9 to MERV 12 are strong choices for the average Cincinnati home. These filters are effective in removing contaminant particles 1 to 3 microns in size, filtering out bothersome environmental pollutants such as pollen, pet hair and dander, mold spores, dust mites, legionella, and vehicle fumes. While higher MERV rated filters offer additional contaminant control, they’re not always appropriate for use with residential HVAC systems, and can hinder air flow.
In addition to high efficiency furnace filters, investing in a whole-home air purification system will provide superior pollutant control for your Cincinnati home. Whole-home air purifiers work with your heating and cooling systems, removing contaminants as air circulates through the systems.
Many different types of air purifiers exist, as they use different methods to extract contaminants from your air supply. Mechanical air purifiers, such as HEPA filter systems, pull air through to trap microscopic pollutants, and are up to 99.97 percent effective in removing particles 0.3 microns and larger. Electronic air cleaners use electrostatic energy to pull pollutants from the air. Ultraviolet air purifiers use ultraviolet energy to neutralize harmful contaminants, so they do not affect your family’s health.
Work with an Indoor Air Quality Pro
It’s best to work with an indoor air quality specialist to find appropriate solutions for treating air quality issues within your Cincinnati home. These professionals will assess the air quality issues specific to your home, matching you with the right equipment and filters which can not only treat your air quality issues, but work well with your HVAC systems to protect your equipment.
Clean your Cincinnati home’s air with high performance HVAC products and equipment from Nelson Comfort. We’ll assess the air quality in your home and supply you with the right solution to target the air quality issue your family faces, leaving you with a cleaner, healthier, and more comfortable home! Contact us today to learn more.