G & S Heating Cooling & Electric Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

Spring and Summer Can Be Tough on Indoor Air Quality

Monday, April 9th, 2018

comfortable-womanSpring is in the air, flowers are blooming, trees are blossoming, and allergies are attacking. That last part isn’t so great, is it? It’s par for the course, though. The fact of the matter is that, much as we look forward to spring and summer weather, it can really wreak havoc on our indoor air quality in Everett, WA. If you are serious about enjoying high indoor air quality in your home, then you may need to invest in some new systems to do so.

The good news is that the comfort professionals on our team are here to help. We don’t just sell some of the finest indoor air quality systems around. We’ll also help you to find the right ones for your needs, and we’ll make sure that your new systems are installed perfectly every step of the way. Remember, maintaining comfortable temperatures in your home is only part of the battle. Maintaining great indoor air quality is a necessary step in winning the war for your comfort all year long.

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Why Use an Air Cleaner or Purifier?

Monday, July 17th, 2017

blowing-nosePollution is a problem that we’ve all heard about, and we’ve all seen photos from different parts of the world — or even our own country — where smog is high and air quality is very, very low at points. A lot of homeowners think of their living spaces as being havens from such issues, but the fact of the matter is that indoor air quality is actually often worse than the air quality outdoors! Don’t worry too much, though, because we can help.

Our indoor air quality technicians install and service various air cleaners and air purifiers in North Seattle, WA. Whatever the particular situation in your home may call for, we’ve got you covered. We also have the training and expertise necessary for determining precisely what that particular situation calls for to begin with. If you are concerned about the air that you’re breathing in your home, contact a member of our team today.

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IAQ FAQ: What Are UV Lights?

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

UV-lightNo, we are not talking about the lights that make your sneakers t-shirts glow at concerts — though the technology is much the same. UV germicidal lights are not used to create a fun atmosphere in one’s home. Instead, they are used to keep the air within that home cleaner and more healthful. If you think that dust and dirt are the only pollutants that you should be concerned with in your home, think again. Biological pollutants can put your health in jeopardy, and using UV germicidal lights in Everett, WA helps to resolve such problems. 

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Avoid High Humidity Levels This Summer

Monday, May 8th, 2017

family outdoorsHere in Washington, we do not have the incredibly hot summer weather that they experience in other geographic regions throughout the country. It does still get plenty hot, though, and there is another factor that can tear down our comfort even further. This is the humidity level. If you think that keeping your home cool equates to keeping it comfortable, think again. In order to live in the true comfort that you deserve, you just may require the use of a dehumidifier in Snohomish, WA.

If so, we recommend that you opt for a whole-house dehumidifier. These systems have many benefits to offer over portable dehumidifiers, which we’ll detail further below. Just keep in mind that, unlike a portable or room dehumidifier, a whole-house dehumidifier is going to have to be professionally installed and maintained. These systems integrate directly into your HVAC system, which is quite convenient, but you need a pro to handle the services. That’s what our team is here for, so call today.

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Common Causes of Poor Indoor Air Quality

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

When you think about living comfortably in your home, you may first and foremost think of maintaining comfortable temperatures throughout your living space. However, there is more to true comfort than just temperature maintenance. You must also maintain great indoor air quality throughout your home if you hope to live in the comfort that you deserve. This will help you to live in a healthful environment, as well. There is a lot that can potentially go wrong with your indoor air quality, but our team is happy to help.

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Why Have My Ducts Professionally Cleaned?

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

The simplest answer to the question posed in this post is because it is not a job that a nonprofessional can handle. We will get into more specifics below, of course, but the bottom line is that the average homeowner is not going to have the training and experience necessary to safely access his or her air ducts. He or she will not have the right tools for cleaning out the ducts, either. This is not a job that your handheld vacuum or a roll of paper towels and some vinegar can handle. Contact us to have your air ducts cleaned out thoroughly and properly.

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Pollutant Removal vs. Destruction: What’s the Difference?

Monday, January 30th, 2017

Keeping your home comfortable is probably a major priority for you. After all, with all of the great, efficient heating and cooling systems on the market today, why would you choose to live uncomfortably in your home? There is another factor to consider in addition to the temperature in your home, though, and that is your indoor air quality in North Seattle, WA.

Maintaining great indoor air quality in one’s home can be trickier than keeping the temperature comfortable. That is because there are so many different reasons as to why your indoor air quality may fall to begin with. Using an air filtration or air purification system can certainly resolve the problem, but only if you’re using the right equipment for the right job.

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Do I Need an Electronic Air Cleaner?

Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

A lot of people believe that the air filter in their forced air heating system is there to filter out the pollutants that can drag down the indoor air quality in their homes. This is not exactly true, though. This air filter is primarily intended to remove pollutants from the air entering the system, in order to protect the inner workings of the system itself.

If you want to boost the quality of the air throughout your house, you can certainly invest in a more efficient air filter. However, many pollutants are small enough that they’d require a filter that would be too efficient for your residential furnace or heat pump. That is why you may want to choose an electronic air cleaner in Snohomish, WA.

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Dry Winter Air Can Cause Big Problems

Wednesday, December 28th, 2016

During the winter season, you may most closely link your heating system to your comfort. This is an obvious connection, as it is your heater that is keeping your home warm and cozy. Keep in mind, though, that your indoor air quality can also have a huge impact on your overall comfort.

It can also affect your health, and you want to make sure that any such impact is a positive one. That is why you may want to use a whole-house humidifier in Snohomish, WA this year. Doing so can help you to keep your home a more healthful environment, and can protect your property as well.

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Are Dirty Air Ducts Really a Big Deal?

Monday, December 19th, 2016

If your air ducts are falling apart at the seams, you are going to seriously struggle to heat your home in an effective manner, let alone an efficient one. Your ductwork doesn’t have to be that bad off to be compromised, though. Even if your ductwork is holding up okay, it may be dirty inside.

Now, dirty ductwork is obviously not an aesthetic problem, as a dirty carpet can be. However, it can cause some serious problems for your comfort and even for your health. That is why professional duct cleaning in North Seattle, WA may be necessary.

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