When Cincinnati homes are sealed up tight to keep heating inside, indoor air quality can suffer. Heat stays in, and so does air pollution. Without the ventilation those cracks and gaps in the home provide, contaminants which would naturally escape the home are unable to. To prevent these contaminants from affecting your family’s health this winter, it’s best to utilize indoor air quality products to remove them from the home.
Winter Indoor Contaminants
Contaminants which can be compromising your air quality this winter include:
• Dust mites
• Chemical fumes
Families tend to spend more time indoors during the winter months. With more time inside and less ventilation, contaminant concentrations are higher in the winter, meaning individuals are much more likely to be negatively affected by them.
Indoor Air Quality Solutions for Winter
By implementing the following air quality solutions, homeowners can keep winter air contamination at bay for the benefit of their health and comfort.
High-efficiency filters capture more contaminants than standard disposable filters. Consider replacing your existing filter with one rated at MERV 8 or higher, which has the ability to remove smaller contaminant particles than lower-rated filters.
Replace your filter according to the manufacturer’s recommendation throughout the winter, but be sure to check your furnace filter every month, as higher concentrations of indoor contaminants can make it necessary to change filters more frequently.
Today’s air purifiers are highly efficient, removing up to 99 percent of contaminants from the home’s air supply. Whole home air purifiers are more efficient than portable models, with the ability to clean as much as 100 times more air. Media air purifiers and ultraviolet air purifiers are available, working with the home’s heating system to eliminate harmful contaminants that can contribute to poor health over the winter.
Don’t suffer the side effects of poor indoor air quality this winter. Contact the air quality experts at Nelson Comfort for expert solutions.