Ferndale, WA  
Ph: 360.366.9900
Everett, WA 
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Indoor Air Quality

When we think of air quality we usually think about what's outside, not inside. What many people don't realize is that studies show the inside of our homes can be over 5 times more polluted inside than out!

Since the early 1990s energy codes have required homes to be built very tight, meaning that there is very little outside air that can get into your home to help it breathe and exchange air. Think of it as living inside a very large plastic bag. That is why it is very important to have some air exchange, such as using your fresh air intake on your furnace, or having an heat recovery ventilator (HRV).

Air filtration is also a very important piece of a home's heating system: it will help collect dust, dander, pollen, odors, and even viruses out of the air you breathe! This is also very beneficial for the health and longevity of your heating equipment.

Asthma sufferer? We haven't forgotten about you! Trane CleanEffects is the most efficient system for taking out particals from the air with an almost non-existent amount of ozone output!

Ultraviolet light is used in hospitals to help sanitize the air, and can also be added to your home's heating system. Some of the UV lights have up to a 99.9% kill rate!

Do homes in Western Washington need humidifiers, when it rains so often? Actually, yes they can be very helpful when our humidity lowers in the winter. Proper humidity can help to eliminate sinus problems associated with dry air, as well as keep wood floors and antiques from cracking. Static electricity can also be lessened!

 

 

 
   
     
 
     
  "Cleaning the vents was a bigger plus than I had imagined. Brent (the service technician) said that it looked like the previous owners had been smokers. I cannot tell you the things that came out of those vents. The smell is gone. It is as if the whole house has been 'Febreezed'."

--Stephanie P., Bellingham, WA