How Much Air Ventilation Does Your Home Need?
Good indoor air quality (IAQ) is crucial to keep your home free of allergens and potential airborne contaminants. Poor air circulation can cause a build-up of harmful elements such as mold, radon, carbon monoxide, dust, and gasses. One of the easiest ways to maintain a healthy IAQ and keep your home safe is to look […]
Is Air Conditioning Good or Bad for People with Allergies?
In the Pacific Northwest, we know once spring has sprung, seasonal allergies abound. In fact, the top five cities for allergies in the U.S. are in Oregon. It’s no wonder that our residential HVAC customers in Portland have questions about the role air conditioning plays during allergy season. The main question we receive this time […]
Is “Sick Building Syndrome” a Sign Your Business Needs a New HVAC System?
Indoor air quality (IAQ) is becoming a growing concern for Portland business owners. Low IAQ can present a host of problems, from allergies to fatigue and even an illness known as sick building syndrome. As business owners know, unhealthy workers mean lower productivity and lost money. How can a new HVAC system or regular maintenance […]
Can an HVAC System’s Air Filtration Protect from COVID-19?
While the intricacies of COVID-19 are still being researched, many of us are wondering if HVAC filtration can help keep the virus at bay? As we are learning, scientists point to respiratory droplets as the primary mode of transmission. This means infection can be passed between people through coughing or sneezing. It is also possible […]
How Sealing Air Leaks Impacts Your Bills
If your HVAC system and insulation are in good condition, but your energy bill continues to climb, you may need to air seal your home. Air sealing involves remedying air leaks to keep heated or cooled air in and outside air out. The process also makes it simpler for your HVAC system to keep your […]
4 Indoor Air Quality Tips to Improve Your Home
Some consider pollution to be a problem that only occurs outside because of popular topics such as acid rain, smog, ozone and noxious hazes. In reality, it is common for the air inside homes and businesses to be more polluted than the air outside, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Because most individuals spend […]