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Why Air Quality is Worse in the Winter

Does winter make indoor air quality worse than the rest of the year? Yes and no. It’s not that the air is worse, but because homes are built to be energy-efficient to hold heat in during the wintertime, that means it’s also keeping the fresh air out. Causing higher concentrations of both allergens and pollutants in your home.

“What pollution?” you say! We’re glad you asked.


Many appliances, like fireplaces, water heaters, dryers, and stoves produce pollutants that can be dangerous. You should have your appliances maintenance regularly to help ensure they’re running optimally.

Building Material + Furniture

Insulation, carpeting, cabinetry and furniture may contain and/or release VOCs, mold, and dust mites.

(What’s a VOC? A volatile organic compound. Many are human-made chemicals that are used and produced in the manufacturing of paints, pharmaceuticals, and refrigerants. VOCs are often components of petroleum fuels, hydraulic fluids, paint thinners, and dry-cleaning agents. VOCs are common ground-water contaminants.)

Everyday Consumer Products

We hate to say it, but many household cleaning and maintenance products, personal care products, air fresheners, etc. release pollutants continuously. And of course, painting, varnishing, sanding, welding, and using adhesives all produce fumes that aren’t good for you to breathe in.

Bringing the Outside In

People and pets can track the outdoors into the home and then trapped inside with no way to escape. Think: pesticides, pollen and other outdoor pollutants. Animal dander and other particles from pets with fur or feathers are a major aggravation of allergies and asthma.

Breathe freely again. Turn your rooms into clean air zones.

IDEAL air purifiers have incredible filter quality that removes inorganic indoor particles along with allergens, dust, and pollen from the air you breathe. The exclusive 360° smart filter technology distributes clean air optimally throughout your home and office.

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