Posts Tagged ‘Indoor Air Quality’

Dusty Ductwork Isn’t Good For Your Comfort

Monday, August 17th, 2020

ductcleaning-before-afterKeeping our houses clean is a task that we all have to work to do. Dusting countertops and furniture, sweeping, vacuuming, and other activities tackle the dirt and debris that we don’t want in our homes. This is going to be a much tougher challenge if you have to choose between having a comfortable house and a clean one.

If the air in your home seems too dusty to properly deal with, it may mean that your ductwork is working against you. Dirty ducts are going to hinder your indoor air quality and your home comfort unless you address them with our Portland duct cleaning.

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Handling Radon in Your Home

Monday, March 2nd, 2020

radon-testing-graphicYou know your ducts are clean and your HVAC system is working nicely. The house is comfortable and you have been enjoying relaxing as winter slowly gives way to spring. We don’t want to ruin the mood, but we do want you to keep safe, so we want to ask you a question: with everything you’ve done for your home’s indoor air quality, did you check for the presence of radon?

If this sounds like a somewhat scary question, it’s because the idea of radon in your house isn’t good. This is a gas that can sneak in through your foundation or your water supply and become trapped within your home, creating pretty bad results over time.

If you are concerned about the potential presence of radon in your home, we can help by providing radon testing in Portland and, if needed, mitigation services as well. Read on to learn more about this issue.

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3 Ways to Improve Your IAQ

Monday, February 17th, 2020

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The modern home in Portland is nicely sealed up, allowing it to keep the conditioned air the HVAC system produces flowing inside the house rather than escaping outdoors. This, as you can imagine, has multiple benefits such as better heating power and energy savings. However, a sealed home does have downsides.

As you have probably guessed, with a well sealed home, there is little to no air flow in and out of the house. This is great for your comfort–mostly. The only reason it isn’t perfect is because people enjoy fresh air and, let’s be honest, after a while filtered air can feel too filtered.

Your comfort and your indoor air quality shouldn’t have to do battle. You should be able to enjoy both at once! So when your heating system is running but you feel like you are breathing stale air that makes you question if you’d rather stand outside and shiver, consider these tips to boost your indoor air quality instead of letting your comfort levels take the hit.

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Duct Cleaning Can Help Keep You Comfortable

Monday, November 25th, 2019

Inside-an-Air-DuctWhen you run your heater during the cooler months here in Oregon, it is imaginable that you want warm air that is also clean and clear of most dust and debris. However, if you have a ductwork system that hasn’t been cleaned in a good long while, you may have trouble enjoying either warm air or clean air.

Thankfully, this can be addressed with duct cleaning in Beaverton, OR. These services are meant to make sure you get to enjoy a home with a comfortable temperature without having it be plagued by dust. If you aren’t sure whether or not you should opt for duct cleaning services, we may be able to help you.

We have provided some details about how this service helps keep your home clean and enhances your heaters energy efficiency as well.

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All About Radon Testing and Mitigation

Monday, February 18th, 2019

radon-testingHeating and air conditioning is one half of HVAC. The other half is ventilation and indoor air quality. Simply controlling the temperature of the air is not enough to give you a complete portrait of home comfort.

Normally, you would fix your air quality issues by installing humidity controllers or air purifiers. These devices directly improve your comfort by balancing moisture in the air and by removing germs.

However, there is a very serious part of indoor air quality that often goes understated: radon exposure. If your home has unsafe levels of radon, you’ll want to have it addressed immediately.

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Winter Is Here, It’s Time for Duct Cleaning

Monday, December 24th, 2018

ductcleaning-before-afterWe’ve just officially entered winter. We know you’d much rather be thinking about the holidays and family, but there’s one thing you need to get out of the way. Take care of it now and you won’t have to worry about it later:

Duct cleaning.

Although you can get duct cleaning any time of year, we find it especially beneficial to have it done in winter (and preferably before winter).

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3 Questions to Ask Before Replacing or Installing an AC

Monday, August 20th, 2018

ac-technicianA good HVAC contractor in Troutdale, OR will be more than happy to answer every single one of your questions. On top of the usual questions like “how much will this cost?” and “Do I really need this or that?” we have a few more questions you can add to your list.

With these questions, our goal is to help you save some time and money in the long run. In our experience, brand-new air conditioning owners end up asking these questions at some point—better to answer them now than later.

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Suffering From Allergies? Air Cleaning Can Help

Monday, July 9th, 2018

Sore twoman-allergieshroat, stuffy nose, itchy eyes, sneezing—is it allergy season already?

Living with allergies is simply the worst. Throw asthma in the mix and you’re looking at double trouble.

If you suffer from allergies, asthma, or both, the world outside is full of your enemies: pollen, dust mites, pet dander, and more.

Unfortunately, allergens also collect inside the home. Bad indoor air quality will allow these allergens to stick around longer than they need to, making your own home an allergy trigger.

We can’t control what happens outside, but we can do more to control what happens inside. In this post, we’ll go over how air cleaning can help relieve your allergies.

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Indoor Air Quality Improves with Duct Cleaning

Monday, April 30th, 2018

duct-cleaning-servicesSpring is here, and for a lot of homes in the area, that means spring cleaning to shake the dust and the dirt off of your furnishings. But while you focus on getting the bulk of your house clean, there’s often one key part that goes overlooked: your ducts, which carry conditioned air from the heater and the air conditioning system through the various rooms of your house.

Dust and dirt can build up inside your ducts quite readily, and getting rid of it takes more than just running the duster across the vents. How do you get at dust lodged inside your system? The answer is a duct cleaning service from trained professionals. They possess the tools, skills, and experience to clear the dust out of your ducts, and in the process keep your home cleaner and your indoor air quality high. Ideally, you should schedule a duct cleaning session for your home every 2-3 years for ideal results. Here’s a quick look at how the process works. (more…)

Lower the Chances of Heating Repair with Indoor Air Quality Products

Monday, March 19th, 2018

heating-repair-optionsWe’re coming to the end of heating season here in Oregon, as spring formally arrives and temperatures start to go up along with it. Ironically, heating repair calls are more common now than any other time of the year, as overworked furnaces start to give out. Even if you haven’t suffered a breakdown in your heating system, it’s usually a good idea to schedule a maintenance session as soon as winter ends: giving the technician a chance to look it over for any problems in need of repair. (more…)