Indoor Air Quality Articles

Whole House Humidifiers

September 20, 2018

There are many reasons you may or may not want a humidifier in your home. A whole home humidifier increases the comfort level in your home and it can decrease your annual energy cost. The humidity level in your home actually causes you to use more or less heat. Having air that is humidified to the correct…

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Do Air Conditioners Get Rid of Mold?

July 24, 2018

At West Mechanical, we’re often asked, “Do air conditioners kill off mold?” This is a common misconception. A properly maintained and functioning air conditioner (AC) can decrease the likelihood of mold growth. This is because it acts as a humidity balancer. But if mold forms, the air conditioner can’t prevent it from growing. This is…

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Why Do I Need to Change My Air Filter?

June 20, 2018

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your air filter and cause your appliances to work double time to get air through your home. This extra effort can cause some serious problems up…

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Cleaner Air with Trane CleanEffects Air Cleaner

June 13, 2018

The air we breath is just as important to our health as the food we eat or the beverages we drink. Air quality is one of the most important and least thought about contributors to our health and well being. In Washington that can be particularly true this time of year. Your indoor air can…

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Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies?

May 31, 2018

Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and control humidity, and both of these things are important in the allergy world. It’s estimated there are now 50 million seasonal allergy sufferers in America. Properly maintaining your HVAC system is the difference between your air conditioner helping with those allergies and it aggravating them. West…

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Video – Reduce Your Allergies with Air Duct Cleaning

May 30, 2018

Your home’s air ducts connect to your HVAC system, essentially carrying all air in your Bellingham WA home to and from your lungs back to the HVAC system. Air ducts are the paths traveled by the air, meaning it’s optimum for the traveling air to be as clean as possible, as the air can pick…

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Indoor Air Quality and the Importance of an Air Scrubber Plus®

August 4, 2017

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Does My Air Conditioner Help With My Allergies?

July 20, 2017

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The Importance of Indoor Air Quality

February 27, 2017

People spend 90% of their time indoors and indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outside air. The EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) has indoor air quality ranked as one of the top 5 environmental dangers. It is linked to severe asthma and allergy development in children and to heart problems and…

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All About Humidity and How to Control Mold

September 12, 2016

High indoor humidity can be hard to control. Often people use their air conditioners to remove moisture from their home since this happens as a by-product of cooling. However dehumidification is not the primary purpose of and air conditioner. An air conditioner runs off of a thermostat which only senses temperature not humidity levels. When…

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