Archive for December, 2012

Happy New Year’s Eve!

Monday, December 31st, 2012

Everyone at Clean Air Act Inc. wants to wish you a very happy New Year! We hope you have a fun (and safe!) time saying goodbye to 2012 and welcoming in the New Year!

If you are a person who makes resolutions, why not try to make your home more environmentally-friendly next year? Upgrading your heating and air conditioning system can reduce the amount of energy you need to keep your home comfortable. You can also save energy by adding insulation and sealing any air leaks. A greener home is not only better for the environment, but it also saves you money by reducing your utility bills. Contact Clean Air Act Inc. to learn more about the benefits of upgrading your HVAC system.

Have a Happy New Year!

Happy Holidays from your Heating and Cooling Specialists!

Friday, December 21st, 2012

Everyone at Clean Air Act Inc. wishes you a very happy holiday! We would like to take a moment to thank all our wonderful customers who make it possible for our business to thrive. We look forward to working with you in the New Year. Have a wonderful celebration, and enjoy this time with friends and family!

As a quick reminder, if you haven’t yet scheduled your heating maintenance yet, you could be losing money this winter. Annual maintenance will not only cut down on repair costs, but it also ensures that your home’s heating system is running as efficiently as possible, which lowers utility bills. A comfortable, efficient home is a gift that everyone can appreciate.

Happy Holidays from Clean Air Act Inc.!

Will an Air Cleaner Work with My Heating and Cooling System?

Monday, December 17th, 2012

Comfortable temperatures are a great luxury and necessary to maintaining the quality of life that you deserve in Beaverton. The heating and air conditioning professionals at The Clean Air Act, though, believe that comfortable temperatures are just the beginning to the total comfort that you deserve. We know that the quality of the air that you breathe is just as important as the temperature, which is why we offer great indoor air quality products such as air cleaners for installation in your home. Contact us today for more information about improving the quality of your indoor air.

An air cleaner can be easily incorporated into most any forced air heating and air conditioning system. Whole-house air cleaners, including mechanical filters and UVGI devices, are installed directly into the ductwork of a forced air heating and cooling system. Because all of the air that your system heats and cools is dispersed throughout this system an in-duct installation allows all of this air to be filtered or otherwise cleaned.

These types of air filters and cleaners are really necessary with forced air systems for a few different reasons. To begin with, while all houses have a certain amount of dirt and dust within them, homes using forced air heating and air conditioning systems have this dirt and dust stirred up the circulating air. Once the pollutants are airborne they can be pulled into the ductwork and redistributed throughout the house. If they are allowed to settle within the air ducts they can cause efficiency problems with your heating and air conditioning system.

If you use a forced air heating and cooling system in your Beaverton home you should have some sort of air cleaner in place. To learn more about the integration of an air cleaner into your heating and cooling system call The Clean Air Act. We will be able to answer any questions that you may have.

How to Get Adequate Air Filtration with a Ductless Mini Split

Monday, December 10th, 2012

Are you concerned about indoor air quality in your Portland area home? Many homeowners question the air filtration capabilities of a ductless mini split as opposed to a forced air system. While you get cleaner air without the use of air ducts, a forced air system does draw in and recycle the air so that there is some filtration; however, dirty ductwork can compromise this benefit.

Call The Clean Air Act to learn more about how to get adequate air filtration with a ductless mini split. First, here are some factors to keep in mind.

Air Filters

All ductless mini split systems come with a hypo-allergenic air filter. It is important to change these once a month during the heating or cooling season. If you only have a ductless mini split AC system but another type of heating system, then you will need to change the filters on your heating system as needed.

Air Cleaners

You can also install electronic and mechanical air cleaners to help filter the air inside your home. These will help filter the air along with the ductless system’s filter. HEPA filters are not designed for standard home heating and cooling systems.

Humidifiers and De-humidifiers

While proper moisture control is important for indoor air quality, it is a good idea to speak with a Portland indoor air quality specialist to go over the different types of humidifiers and dehumidifiers work best with a ductless system.

If you would like to know more, contact The Clean Air Act for all your Portland OR indoor air quality needs.

What Air Filtration System is Right for Me?

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

Are you trying to decide which air filtration system is right for your home? Call the Milwaukie OR indoor air quality experts at The Clean Air Act, Inc. We offer a variety of Aprilaire air filtration systems, including a wide selection of whole-home air cleaners, humidifiers, dehumidifiers, and ventilation systems to provide you with whole home comfort. We will be more than happy to help you select the model that fits your needs the most.

Whether you are having issues with dust mites, pollen, bacteria, pet dander, mold spores, or another indoor air pollutant, we can find the right system for you. Depending on your needs, you may want to choose an electronic media filter, or you can find models that combine the efficiency of  media filters and electronic ionization. You’ll definitely want to select an air cleaner that matches your forced air heating and AC system.

Most Aprilaire air cleaners are installed on the air handler, and your contractor will know how to properly size and install the model we help you choose. Keep in mind that media air cleaners are designed to remove airborne contaminants as they through the duct system, which is why they are installed as part of your home comfort system. They use a true HEPA filter to clean the air inside your home.

The standard air filters that are a part of your forced air system are not designed to filter particles as efficiently, so it is best to get an air cleaning system to help provide ultimate protection against problems related to allergies and asthma.

Don’t hesitate to call the Milwaukie, OR indoor air quality specialists at Clean Air Act to help you choose the right air filtration for your home. Contact The Clean Air Act Inc. today!