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Indoor Air Quality Articles

How to Reduce Dust in Your Home

August 17, 2022
Close-up of dust on woman finger taken from wooden table

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust is no laughing matter. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality of your home.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

October 12, 2021
red mug of hot drink, when behind a window is rain in autumn in Bellingham, WA

Get ready for cooler weather here in Bellingham—fall is around the corner! When the outdoor temperatures start to drop, you probably will spend more time inside your home. Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

September 14, 2021
Indoor Air Quality

In many places, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious by way of beautiful fall colors. But many only experience fall with its subtlety through lower humidity levels. 

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

July 15, 2021
fan in bedroom

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Orcas Island home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 16, 2020
family looking out window in winter

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Washington creating some significant health problems. At West Mechanical, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

June 8, 2020
Dog breathing healthy air.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus disease 2019—also known as COVID-19—can cause mild to severe respiratory illness when an individual is exposed to the virus. Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact, the US Environmental…

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

May 11, 2020
Air Filter

Interested in an air filter or air cleaner for your household? Our team in Bellingham wants to help provide you with current products best for your home.

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

April 20, 2020
Dehumidifier

Although most Bellingham homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well.  Our professionals at West Mechanical want to provide you with the information to…

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Leaky Ducts and You

March 20, 2020
Leaky Air Duct

Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020
kids and a dog healthy and safe at home.

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Washington. At West Mechanical, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to CITY homes and businesses that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly—and extremely effective…

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