Cincinnati Heating & Cooling Insights :: Indoor Air Quality

How dry is your home this winter? Portable vs. Whole-house Humidifiers

by Greg Leisgang on January 21, 2015

Is a lack of whole-house humidification causing problems for your household? Low humidity can cause uncomfortable health issues like dry sinuses, allergy flare-ups and itchy skin. Dry air also has a damaging effect on your home's structure and furnishings, causing cracked trim and floorboards, furniture that may fall apart as solvents dry, or cracks that emerge in protective coatings or the wood itself.… read more »

Keep Pollen Out of Your Cincinnati Home and Its HVAC System

by Greg Leisgang on June 26, 2014

Pollen gets everywhere in summer. You find it on your car and the outside of your home's windows. If you look hard enough, you can find it on almost every surface inside your home as well. When it comes to keeping pollen out of a home's HVAC system, Cincinnati homeowners need to take action to keep summertime allergies under control.… read more »

How You Can Help Your HVAC System Handle Pet Allergies and Household Dust

by Greg Leisgang on May 26, 2014

Are you tired of sneezing the day away in your home? Maybe you're allergic to a beloved pet you don't want to part with, or perhaps there's just too much dust floating around. The great news about indoor allergens is that they can be filtered out by a system installed by an HVAC Cincinnati professional. Read on to learn how your HVAC system can work to improve indoor air quality.… read more »

How an Air Purifier Works to Improve Your Cincinnati Home’s Indoor Air Quality

by Greg Leisgang on May 22, 2014

In a single day, the average human inhales approximately 3,400 gallons of air – air that's teeming with a wide variety of airborne pathogens and pollutants. From fabric fibers and pet dander to mold spores and viruses, heavy indoor air pollution poses a threat to not just your overall home comfort, but also to those who suffer from asthma, allergies and other respiratory ailments.… read more »

Can Electrostatic Air Filters Help Your Cincinnati Home’s Air Conditioner Perform Better?

by Greg Leisgang on April 28, 2014

The central air conditioner Cincinnati residents rely on to make summer enjoyable needs clean air to operate efficiently. Electrostatic air filters are one good filtration option. They work by using special materials that generate static electricity, for free, to attract and remove airborne pollutants.… read more »

Help the HVAC System in Your Cincinnati Home Keep Your IAQ High With These Tips

by Greg Leisgang on April 16, 2014

Your Cincinnati area home, like most homes, has poorer air quality inside than outside. This isn't your fault; outside air is constantly mixed, filtered by plants and refreshed. Indoor air is recirculated and cleaned using the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system. But the HVAC system Cincinnati homeowners rely on can improve your indoor air quality (IAQ) if you follow a few helpful suggestions.… read more »

Cincinnati Homeowner's HVAC Guide to Whole-House Humidifiers

by Greg Leisgang on March 21, 2014

Dry indoor air during the wintertime heating months can become exhausting, uncomfortable and troublesome. It can affect home comfort, health and even property. Use this guide to help you find the right Cincinnati HVAC humidification solution.… read more »

Look to Improve the Air Quality of Your Cincinnati Home With an Air Purifier

by Greg Leisgang on December 26, 2013

Did you know that the average American breathes over 3,400 gallons of air each day? And with that, it's also important to know that the average home’s indoor air hosts a multitude of airborne pollutants. If you’re looking for an effective way to improve your Cincinnati air quality indoors, consider an air purifier.… read more »

Before the Furnace Dries Out the Air in Your Cincinnati Home, Look Into a Humidifier

by Greg Leisgang on December 19, 2013

Your furnace in Cincinnati tends to dry the air, which can create an unhealthy environment for your and your home. A central humidification system can help you avoid the damaging static electricity, skin and respiratory irritations and damage to your home's wooden objects.… read more »

HEPA Filtration Pulls the Smallest Particles from the Air of Your Cincinnati Home

by Greg Leisgang on November 25, 2013

If someone in your home suffers from any kind of respiratory distress, consider a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system that removes particles as small as 0.3 microns.… read more »

Adding UV Lights to Your Cincinnati Home's Ductwork Enhances Indoor Air Quality

by Greg Leisgang on November 7, 2013

Each time you leave your greater Cincinnati area home, you're exposed to any number of pollutants in the air. What may surprise you, though, is that the air inside your home may be between two and five times worse than what you’re breathing outdoors. Heating and cooling specialists in Cincinnati can help, however, by adding UV lights to your home's ductwork.… read more »

Home Humidity: Stay Comfortable by Striking a Balance Any Time of Year

by Greg Leisgang on September 3, 2013

Your home comfort depends on many factors, but one that’s often overlooked is home humidity. The amount of moisture in your home’s indoor air can have a tremendous effect on overall comfort and temperature. So what can you do to make sure your home has the right amount of humidity?… read more »

Think a High-Efficiency Air Filter Doesn't Make a Difference? Think Again

by Greg Leisgang on August 20, 2013

A critically important factor affecting the indoor air quality of your greater Cincinnati area home is the selection and maintenance of your HVAC system's air filter. Choosing the most appropriate type of air filter, ensuring that it's sized and fitted correctly and maintaining it at regular intervals will not only improve your indoor air quality, but also your HVAC system performance, longevity and operating efficiency.… read more »

Cincinnati Air Cleaner Options Defined: Make a Wise Choice

by Greg Leisgang on May 9, 2013

Living in Cincinnati, perhaps you or someone in your household suffers from conditions like asthma, allergies or any other bronchial challenges, you should consider the following air cleaner options to help provide better air quality in your home.… read more »

Changing Air Filters: The No 1 Priority No Cincinnati Homeowner Should Ignore

by Greg Leisgang on May 8, 2012

One of the most important aspects of maintaining your HVAC system is changing the air filter. This task may take all of five minutes, but it is one of those do-it-yourself jobs that you may neglect. This is a big mistake, as a clean filter is one of the best ways to ensure air quality, fuel efficiency and furnace longevity.… read more »

Fall Allergy Guide To Cleaner Air

by Greg Leisgang on August 23, 2011

As fall approaches, so do seasonal allergies and their symptoms. To make it worse for sufferers, some allergens -- such as pollen and mold -- can find their way into your home and settle there. If your home has poor indoor air quality, there are some things you can do to make Greater Cincinnati's allergy season more survivable...… read more »

Summer Allergy Season In Cincinnati Is Here: How To Manage Your Indoor Air Quality

by Greg Leisgang on August 19, 2011

For many people, summertime in Cincinnati means allergy season. If you suffer from summer allergies, you know how uncomfortable it is to have itchy, watery eyes and respiratory issues. However, you're not helpless against invading allergens. Take appropriate indoor air-quality measures can go a long way toward allergy relief.… read more »

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