Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

The Benefits of Air Scrubbers and Other IAQ Systems

Monday, January 23rd, 2023

Getting your home comfortable may feel a little more tricky than it used to. You aren’t imagining it. Newer homes are made to be more well-sealed than ever before. This is great news for keeping your home temperature under control because it helps reduce heat transfer. However, it is less than great for your indoor air quality.

The issue with well-sealed homes is that they keep the air in very well, meaning that any dust or airborne debris that enters the house stays in the house. As you can imagine, recirculating dirty air, even when it is temperature controlled, is not great. That’s why it’s great to know more about your indoor air quality system options such as the Air Scrubber.

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“Why Do I Need a Whole Home Air Purifier or Air Filtration System?”

Monday, October 3rd, 2022
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If you’re just now becoming familiar with the world of indoor air quality, then it’s likely that you’re going to start with an air filter or an air purifier for your home. Air filtration and air purifiers are the best way for you to start improving your home’s indoor air quality.

We know that the process of finding the right indoor air quality solutions can be a little confusing, but we’re here to walk you through the entire process.

Read on to learn more about air purifiers and air filtration systems.

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What Will an Air Scrubber Do for Your Home?

Monday, September 5th, 2022
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The quality of air that circulates throughout your living space plays a big role in the comfort of household occupants. Good indoor air quality contributes to your health, too, in addition to the efficiency of your HVAC systems.

So, we know that clean air is good, but how do you achieve that clean air? We have a number of indoor air products that can help, but one, in particular, is the Aerus air scrubber, a type of air purifier that has been deemed Certified Space Technology. Read on to learn more!

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How’s Your Indoor Air Quality (and How Can It Improve)?

Monday, January 10th, 2022
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Many homeowners throughout the Portland area don’t quite know how to answer the question “how’s your indoor air quality?” This is because they don’t actually know!

The fact is, without the right indoor air quality products and services in place, the average home in our area has worse air quality than the air outside. This is because our HVAC systems can bring in particles and contaminants, and if they have no clear way out, then it just keeps collecting.

Poor indoor air quality can lead to allergy and asthma symptoms, illness transmission, and overall less comfort. The good news is, however, there is something you can do about it! You can talk to our team to start exploring what indoor air quality solutions might be best for your home.

One possible solution? The whole-house air purifier. Read on to learn more!

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Do I Need Air Filters or an Air Purifier for My Home?

Monday, November 1st, 2021
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This is a question people often have about improving their home’s indoor air quality. The topic of air quality in buildings has become more important than ever over the last few years, and our customers want to know the best path toward healthier air. With so many options available for cleaner indoor air quality, it can feel overwhelming to anyone unfamiliar with HVAC services. This is why people sometimes boil their concerns down to the question: “Air filter or air purifier?”

The answer to the question is … you can have both. This isn’t an either/or situation. Often, the best way for a house to have great indoor air quality is with both an air filter and air purifier installation in Vancouver, WA

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How We Can Help Your IAQ During Allergy Season

Monday, March 22nd, 2021
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Spring is when temperatures start to climb and plants bloom. The first part is wonderful. The second is … sometimes wonderful, but also means allergy season. The pollen count in the air rises as the first warmth starts to spread around and settle in. People who suffer from allergies and asthma can have it rough as the pollen count in the air increases, and hay fever becomes a major irritant.

Obviously, we can’t do anything about the pollen count outside your house, and the best recommendation for what to do to deal with allergy season on a general basis is to ask a physician for advice. However, as indoor air quality professionals, we can help with the air inside your house and manage the many allergens that can make spring much less fun for many people.

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Getting a Fresh Breeze in the Winter with an ERV

Monday, January 25th, 2021
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Staying indoors during the winter (which you’ll be doing even more than normal this year) can get stuffy and unpleasant. You’d love to enjoy some nice, fresh air, but you know that opening up the windows to bring in that fresh air means bringing in the cold. The heater will then need to work extra time trying to get the house warm again. You end up with some fresh air, but also a chilly household and higher energy bills.

Well, whaddya gonna do?

Actually, there is something you can do! There are ways you can have the fresh air you crave, helping to exhaust the stuffy, stale air in your house outdoors but also avoid giving your heater and your pocketbook extra grief. The secret is in these three letters: ERV. No, not an emergency response vehicle. Not an estimated rental value. Not even an English Revised Version. It’s an energy recovery ventilator and it can work a special kind of magic for your home.

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Is Your Home’s Air Quality Subpar? Here Are 5 Ways We Can Help

Monday, November 2nd, 2020
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You probably have household indoor air quality that’s lower than you would like. We can guess that based on statistics: low IAQ is a major health concern across the country. Because modern houses are built as airtight as possible to improve home performance, it’s difficult for fresh air to circulate and remove the contaminants that build up indoors. 

There are solutions to poor indoor air quality. We’re specialists when it comes to providing the best indoor air quality services in Portland, OR to local homes. You may not be certain what needs to be done to improve IAQ in your house, but our technicians can find out and then choose the best option for improvements. Below we’ve listed five ways we can make your home’s air healthier, purer, and more comfortable. 

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