Posted on October 26th, 2015
When you are experiencing humidity outside, you may wonder what is the ideal humidity level for your home. Maintaining the ideal level is important to ensuring that your home isn’t growing mold or mildew in darker areas of your home. Indoor humidity levels should be between 30-50 percent. The ideal level should be right around 45 percent. Here is what you need to know about how to maintain an ideal level of humidity in your home.
How to Measure Humidity
If you think there may be too much or too little humidity in your home, you can call a professional to test your home’s level using a hygrometer. If you are suffering from cracked skin, dry throats, or dry skin, you may not have enough. If you notice that your walls and ceilings are stained or wallpaper is starting to peel, you may have too much humidity.
Low Humidity: What Should I Do?
If you have low humidity in your home, you need to take a few steps to increasing the amount of moisture in the air. Using a humidifier can help increase the humidity in your home. Humidifiers must be kept clean and filters should be changed as per the manufacturer’s instructions. The majority of humidifiers are evaporative humidifiers that work by water soaking a wicking filter that absorbs the water. A fan then blows through the air and evaporates the water.
High Humidity: What Should You Do?
If the humidity is too high, you can decrease it in a few ways. There are exhaust fans you can install to decrease the humidity. This can be expensive but is very effective. You can also purchase a dehumidifier, which is very similar to an air conditioner. Make sure to empty the water from your dehumidifier regularly.
For more information about humidity in your home, contact Western Heating & Air. We are happy to assist you with improving your indoor air environment.
Posted on October 20th, 2015
3 Health Benefits of Clean Indoor Air
You always hear about the concerns about outdoor air pollution. But what about indoor air quality? Did you know that in many homes, the indoor air quality is actually worse than the outdoor air quality? This can cause many health issues that may be preventable with the right air filtration. Here are just some of the great benefits of clean indoor air.
1) Decrease Asthma Symptoms
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases, more than 25 million people in the United States suffer from asthma. That number keeps growing every year. While the symptoms of asthma are serious, minimizing triggers can help to control the serious effects. With proper filtration, asthma symptoms can be lessened.
2) Decrease Allergy & Respiratory Symptoms
Indoors there is a lot more exposure to dust and dander particles that can trigger allergic reactions. By decreasing the amount of dirt and dust in the air, you can lessen the symptoms of certain allergies. This can lead to a big increase in quality of life.
3) Increased Respiratory Health
We spend most of our time indoors. With bad indoor air quality, people often feel less than optimal 365 days a year. Sneezing, coughing, and runny noses are commonplace with people who suffer from respiratory issues. With clean indoor air, you can feel more alert and energetic, even when you are stuck inside.
How to Clean Your Air
The best way to clean your home’s air is to invest in a high-quality air filter for your heating and cooling system and replace it seasonally. You may also purchase air quality products, such as our Air Scrubber, to help clean your air at a low cost. If you are using your A/C or Furnace on a daily basis, consider replacing it every quarter. If you use your system sporadically, twice a year would be recommended.
For more information on how to improve the air quality in your home, call Western Heating & Air Conditioning at 801-375-COOL or visit us online at TimeForComfort.com. We are happy to answer all your questions and concerns!
Posted on October 12th, 2015
When you are looking for a heating and cooling company that puts your needs first, call Western Heating & Air Conditioning. We are a modern company with traditional old-fashioned values regarding customer service. With more than 20 years of experience in heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation, we are the best choice in Utah County! When you want quality service in a flash, give our office a call today. We are happy to assist you with your heating and cooling issue.
Our New Video
While we could write a lot about our heating and cooling services, sometimes a video is the only way to do it justice. We are happy to present our new video that describes why you should hire us for your next repair or installation. No job is too big or too small for Western Heating & Air Conditioning. For questions about our services or to schedule an appointment, don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of experts is standing by ready for your call.
For more information about our heating and cooling services, contact Western Heating & Air Conditioning today! Fill out our online contact form today to schedule your appointment with us.
Posted on October 1st, 2015
Did you know that today, October 1, 2015, is officially our 20th Anniversary? That’s right!! Western Heating & Air Conditioning was founded in 1995. We are so thankful for the opportunity to serve Utah County for the last 20 years! We are going to be celebrating our anniversary all month long! We want to give back to a community that has given so much to us!
First, we would love to help a family in need by having our professional team install a FREE, high-efficient furnace! Do you know of a struggling family that could use our help? Email your nomination with as much information as possible to Angie@timeforcomfort.com before October 31, 2015.
Next, we are having a Customer Appreciation Celebration on Saturday Oct. 24th! All families are invited to attend this FREE fun day in the park with bounce houses, lunch, prizes, and a chance to win Utah Jazz Basketball tickets! We can’t wait to see you there!
Finally, we will be having special sales on furnaces, indoor air quality equipment, tune-ups and our other services all throughout the month!
Thank YOU for being a part of our success over the last 20 years! We love our customers, our employees, and our community!
Please visit our Anniversary page HERE to find out more!