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Indoor Air Quality Services in Portland, OR
Here in Portland, OR, homeowners and businesses alike rightfully concentrate on keeping their space warm in the winter and cool in the summer. But there’s more to the equation than just temperature control. Humidity can be stifling in the summer, while dry air in the winter can lead to cracked lips and increased colds. Pollen and dust in the air present a risk to anyone with sensitive lungs, and heat build-up in your attic and other spots can wreak havoc on your household comfort levels.
But there’s good news. A quality indoor air product installed and maintained by the pros at Western Heating & Cooling can do wonders for addressing these issues. Depending upon your needs, they can lower (or raise) the humidity, eliminate germs in your home, and even reduce the levels of dust and other contaminants in your system. Not only will that improve your overall quality of life, but it can help ease the strain on your heater and air conditioner: lowering bills and extending the overall life of your HVAC system. Our friendly team of technicians is standing by to answer all your questions. Pick up the phone and call us today!
Rely on Western Heating & Cooling for indoor air quality services throughout the Portland, OR area.
What Kinds of Indoor Air Quality Products Are There?
The term "indoor air quality" actually encompasses a number of different fields, from relative humidity levels to dust and pollen counts. Every home is different, both in terms of its physical parameters and in terms of the people who live there. You need a professional service that can cater to your unique needs instead of just offering a one–size–fits–all solution.
At Western Heating & Cooling, we’ll go through all your options with you, then help you select the right indoor air quality system for your needs. We’ll install it so that it fits perfectly with your existing heating and air conditioning system, and if you ever need repairs or maintenance, our trained crew can be there in a flash. Below is a quick breakdown of the various types of indoor air quality system available to you.
Air filters encompass a wide variety of products, from simple filters you can replace after a month or two to full–bore purification systems designed to rid your air of all manner of particles in your air. Which one you need depends on the specifics of your home, but all of them work at removing dust and other contaminants from the environment.
Traditional air filters do a decent job, but no matter how tight they are, they still leave tiny openings for dust to get through. An electronic air purifier, however, does the job even more thoroughly. As dust passes through an ionization chamber, it becomes charged and sticks to the sides of a collection plate, no exceptions.
Attic and Bath Fans
Attic and bath fans both work to keep your home more cool and comfortable. Attic fans help circulate the heated air that rises from your home, while bath fans work to reduce the amount of mold and bacteria growth in your bathroom (which often lacks other forms of proper ventilation).
Our summers can get quite muggy here, making it feel warmer in your home than it actually is and encouraging the growth of mold and bacteria. A whole–house dehumidifier removes that excess moisture. Not only does it leave you feeling more comfortable, but it can also help ease the strain on your air conditioner to boot!
Duct breaches can create big problems for your HVAC system, pulling conditioned air out or pulling unconditioned air in. They can be tough to track too, since they exist in your crawlspaces or attic most of the time and don’t show overt signs of problems. A trained technician can perform duct sealing for you.
Duct testing services exist to provide comprehensive information on how well your ducts are performing. If there are breaches, clogs or any other issues with your system, a duct testing performed by a trained technician can get to the bottom of it, allowing you to schedule repairs from an informed perspective.
Energy Recovery Ventilators
An energy recovery ventilator is placed in your attic, and is designed to swap stale air inside your home with fresh air outside of it. A heat exchanger in the system ensures that you don’t lose the temperature setting that your heater and air conditioner have worked so hard to make.
Exhaust fans are normally found in your kitchen, where it can help disperse smoke or bad smells from cooking. They also appear in the bathroom and can be used anywhere in the home that’s prone to contaminants and unwanted smells. The pros at Western Heating & Cooling can provide sound advice on exhaust fans, as well as performing installation and repairs.
Low humidity often strikes in the winter months, when lower temperatures mean drier air. A humidifier is the best way to beat that trend: adding moisture to the air to eliminate dry scratchy skin, static electricity and similar discomforts. Your home will be more comfortable, and maybe even a little healthier to boot.
UV Air Purifier
A UV air purifier is designed specifically to remove germs, viruses and bacteria from your home. The UV light stretches across the apex to your heating and cooling ducts, and as the system runs, all of the air in your home gradually passes through it. Germs and bacteria are instantly killed, leaving your home cleaner and healthier than before.
Trust Western Heating & Cooling for Your Indoor Air Quality Needs
Your home isn’t like any other, and as such your indoor air quality needs are unique. That’s why you need the services of Western Heating & Cooling to handle your IAQ devices. We’ll help you determine which system is best suited to you, then install it into your Portland, OR home with professionalism and pride. We’ll be by your side with maintenance and repair issues as well, and when the time comes, we’ll replace your outdated equipment with a new top–of–the–line model as well. With our help, our home will be cleaner, healthier and happier than ever, so give us a call today!