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

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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. 

#1. Fixing the ductwork

Proper ventilation in a house is essential for indoor air quality. Unfortunately, your house may have faulty and leaking air ducts that are making the situation worse. The most important duct service we provide to help IAQ is duct sealing. Air leaks in ducts are common, and they harm the efficiency of the HVAC system. But they also affect air quality because they draw on stuffy and dirty air from places like the attic and between walls. If you’re uncertain about your ductwork, schedule duct testing with us and we’ll discover if we need to seal the ventilation system.

#2. Air filters

Yes, you already have an air filter in your home located in the HVAC cabinet. But this filter does almost nothing for air quality; it protects the cabinet, not the air you breathe. We install powerful air filtration systems that remove the larger contaminants floating around your house, such as dust, lint, dander, pollen, dust mites, and numerous allergens and asthma triggers. 

#3. Air purifiers

There are limits to what air filters can strain from the air. If an air filter is too strong, it will harm the airflow through the HVAC system and end up damaging it. So what can you do about the smaller pollutants such as volatile organic compounds, chemicals, smoke, and more that gets through the mesh of the filters? Install an electronic air purifier! Purifiers use electronic ionization fields to charge small particles and draw them out of the air. A professional pairing of air filters and air purifiers can remove more than 99% of airborne contaminants from an HVAC system.

#4. UV air purifiers

This is a special air purifier that removes bacteria, mold spores, and microbes from circulating through a house. If you’re looking for a way to reduce the spread of illness in your home and take care of moldy odors, a UV air purifier may be just what you need.

#5. ERV and HRV Systems

These are energy recovery ventilators and heat recovery ventilators, and they allow a house to enjoy the circulation of fresh outdoor air—without having a major impact on the operation of the AC or heater. We can install one of these devices (we’ll determine which type is most suited to your household needs) into the HVAC system so you can have fresh air without skyrocketing energy bills.

Schedule an appointment with us to find out how we can best improve your household air.

Call Clawson Heating & Air Conditioning for indoor air quality services in Greater Portland. “Connecting People to Comfort!”

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