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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

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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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

February 14, 2020
woman on couch

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level.  Our West Mechanical team…

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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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