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“Why Should I Buy a Whole-House Air Purifier Over a Portable System?”

Monday, June 7th, 2021

animated-design-of-home-interiorWhen most people think about “air quality,” they’re focused on what’s in the air outside, such as pollen or mold levels. But actually, your indoor air quality can be worse than that of outdoors, especially without the right products and services in place. With Americans spending more time indoors than ever before, it makes sense that you’d want to find the best way to make the air you breathe as healthy as possible. This is especially true if you have household members who suffer from allergies or asthma.

So, perhaps an air purifier is the answer? While it would be easy, and certainly cheaper, to go with a portable system, a whole-house system is really what’s going to do the trick. Read on to learn why.

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2 Big Ways You’ll Benefit from a Whole-House Air Purifier

Monday, March 29th, 2021

two-women-sitting-back-on-couch-looking-comfortableIf there is any home comfort problem that is collective among homeowners these days, it’s poor indoor air quality. Throughout the country, in any given household, the indoor air quality is typically far worse than the quality of the air outdoors. At least, this is the case without the right indoor air quality solutions in place.

One such solution is a whole-house air purifier. Considering that for now, Americans are still spending the majority of their time indoors, it makes sense that you want to ensure the air that you’re breathing is as healthy as possible. Read on as we uncover the power of whole-home air purifiers, and 2 big ways you’ll benefit from its installation (spoiler alert: they’re convenient and cost-effective).

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Improve the Health of Your Home with This Indoor Air Quality Product

Monday, March 1st, 2021

woman-comfortable-on-her-couch-leaning-back-with-closed-eyesHomeowners throughout the country have become more concerned than ever about the health of their indoor environments because of the ongoing pandemic. But while there is no product out there that can 100% guarantee that COVID-19 germs or any other viruses won’t be transmitted, the good news is there are steps you can take to improve the health of your personal indoor environment—your home.

One way you can do this is by investing in the right indoor air quality products. Most Americans spend about 70% of their time indoors—and these days that estimate is creeping up to 90%. You deserve the peace of mind knowing you’re living as healthfully as possible when you spend time indoors. One indoor air quality product—that there are actually a few variations of—which we want to talk about here is the whole-house air purifier.

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Forced-Air Heating and Humidity: What You Should Know

Monday, January 18th, 2021

woman-looking-cold-imposed-on-blue-backgroundIt’s a chilly winter day. You’ve just walked inside only to be greeted by static shock through everything you touch. That darn dry air! Static shock is definitely a nuisance side effect of wintertime weather.

And it doesn’t help when you run your heater, right? Forced-air heating systems like furnaces, heat pumps, or even space heaters seem to suck out moisture even more.

What’s happening is that the colder the temperatures are, the harder it is to “hold on” to humidity. The ideal relative humidity level in any home is between 30–50%, and during the winter, it’s pretty regularly under 30%.

Thankfully, there’s something you can do about this, and it doesn’t involve shutting down your heater (thank goodness!). Read on to learn more.

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Is a Whole House Air Purifier Worth the Investment?

Monday, January 4th, 2021

white-question-mark-on-blue-backgroundWe’re never going to answer this question with a “no,” but we imagine you’d like more of an explanation than that—and we’re here to give it!

Many homeowners have struggled recently with determining how to stay healthy inside their homes. “Indoor air quality” has become a buzzword of sorts, but achieving good indoor air quality is definitely not a fad! In fact, we’ve been touting the benefits of whole-house air purifiers for years now, and will continue to do so.

Keep in mind, there is no indoor air quality product that can guarantee you’ll never deal with virus transmission in your house. But using the right indoor air quality solutions can certainly help lower your risk of problems. A whole-house air purifier is one of those solutions. Read on to learn more!

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Is Your Heater Hurting Home Humidity?

Monday, January 20th, 2020

white-question-mark-in-blue-circleThe ambiguous answer to this is “yes, but also no.”

Bear with us! We get it—many homeowners think that running their forced-air heating system lowers humidity even more, and they may start even using their heaters less because of it. Dry air is absolutely uncomfortable and even unhealthy, but restricting the use of your heater won’t help you feel more comfortable.

Modern home construction has made our residences tightly sealed up against the elements. This impacts many common indoor air quality problems like dust and dirt buildup. But it also means that the air within our homes can become dry and stale. One solution to this problem is the addition of a whole-house humidifier, which we’ll touch on more below!

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Do You Really Need Air Duct Cleaning?

Monday, October 29th, 2018

We often get the question from our clients, “well, do I really need a duct cleaning?” the answer is no. If you’re fine with breathing in contaminants, feeling colder all winter, and paying more than necessary for your HVAC services you can continue along without a duct cleaning. If you’d like to avoid these detriments, an air duct cleaning is a simple way to boost your indoor air quality.

Your indoor air quality directly impacts the quality of your home, your health, and your comfort. It’s always a good idea to have a professional duct cleaning from a member of our conscientious team. If you need a thorough duct cleaning in Florence, OR contact our team. If you’d like to know the various benefits of duct cleaning, keep reading below.

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Why Cold Weather is Hard on Indoor Air Quality

Monday, October 15th, 2018

Happy Latin American family with a dog at home playing in the backyard and looking at the camera smilingDon’t let the cold weather of fall and winter here in Springfield negatively affect your indoor air quality. It’s important to think about your indoor air quality especially during these dry, cold months in Oregon. You may not realize how much these weather conditions exacerbate existing respiratory problems and cold or flu symptoms. There are simple steps you can take to increase your comfort. If you want to improve your indoor air quality this season, you might want to consider a humidifier for your Springfield, OR home. We ensure that all our service technicians are educated and equipped to handle all types of indoor air quality issues.

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Is Duct Cleaning Actually Beneficial?

Monday, May 14th, 2018

inside-air-ductIf you’ve looked around our website at the many residential services we offer our customers, you may have noticed that you can schedule duct cleaning in Eugene, OR, or elsewhere in our service area for your home’s ventilation system. A common reaction people have to seeing this service is to wonder if it’s useful at all.

We understand why homeowners may be skeptical. For one thing, ducts are out of sight—and that often means they’re out of mind. People rarely give much thought to what’s inside their ducts. There are also a number of non-professionals who offer duct cleaning at suspiciously low costs. “Suspiciously” is right: these aren’t real duct cleaning, only a quick vacuum job that doesn’t do much good.

Thorough duct cleaning from professionals using the finest equipment can provide a home with many benefits. Here are some of the ways regular duct cleaning (done every 3 to 5 years) with our pros is beneficial:

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Will Air Filters Create Trouble for My Air Conditioner?

Monday, October 16th, 2017

pleated-air-filterYou may have heard about the problems of low indoor air quality in many homes. These aren’t alarmist warnings: the EPA has determined that poor IAQ in buildings is a significant health hazard across the country. In fact, the air inside a building—and this includes your cozy, happy home—can be as much as three to four times worse than the air outside.

One of the basic solutions to poor IAQ for a home is to remove harmful particles moving through the ventilation system with a set of air filters. It takes special filters dedicated to air quality improvements for this job. But this raises a concern that the filters may end up making the air conditioner’s job harder (and eventually the heater’s job). Is there any truth to this?

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