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Improve Indoor Air Quality This Winter


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:
• Viruses
• Bacteria
• Germs
• Dander
• Mold
• Dust mites
• Smoke
• 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

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.

Air Purifiers

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.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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