Posted on August 27th, 2014
Poor indoor air quality can cause a variety of different health problems for you and your family members. However, if you’ve lived with poor air quality for years, you may not know whether you have a problem or not. At Western Heating & Air, we recommend asking yourself a few questions to determine if there’s an issue with the quality of your home’s air.
Do You Have an Indoor Air Quality Problem?
One of the best ways to test for poor indoor air quality is to analyze how you and your family members feel when you’re at home. To do this, ask yourself the following questions:
• Do you constantly sneeze and cough while you’re at home?
• Do you or your family members ever wake up feeling congested or with a headache?
• Do you feel like your throat, nose, and eyes are always irritated?
• Do you feel like things get better when you leave the house?
• Does anyone living in your home deal with constant respiratory issues or asthma attacks?
In some situations, these elevated symptoms may be worse in certain areas of your home than in others.
Let Us Help
Poor air quality in your home could happen for a variety of different reasons. These may include a high level of moisture in the house, improper circulation, smoke and pollen being carried inside your home, and issues with your home’s ductwork. Although keeping your home clean, opening up your windows, and not smoking indoors can improve the quality of your home’s air, these actions may not eradicate your breathing problems completely. At Western Heating & Air, we can help you identify and treat your air quality problems with our Orem air quality services, which include air duct cleaning and HVAC maintenance. For more information, give us a call today at 385-312-9472.
Posted on August 22nd, 2014
Air conditioning isn’t just a nice thing to have; it’s a necessity, especially during the warmer months of the year. On a warm summer’s day, have you ever switched on your air conditioner only to find that it cooled your home down, but that the air coming out of your vents smelled bad? At Western Heating & Air, not only can we help you fix this problem, but we’re also here to help you understand why it’s happening.
Why Does it Smell Bad?
Your air conditioner may be emitting foul smells for one of three reasons. These include the following:
• Your air conditioning unit is too large – If your air conditioning unit is too large for your home, it won’t be able to complete the “latent cooling” process properly. This can result in your unit producing a musty or moldy smell.
• The water drain is clogged – Over time, your system’s water drain can become blocked by dirt, grime, and other particles that could make your home smell bad.
• Your unit isn’t being used properly – This occurs frequently when homeowners consistently run their system on low without turning on the fan mode to allow accumulated moisture to be released.
However, your air conditioner may produce a bad smell for a variety of other reasons. For example, displeasing odors can be caused by water seeping into your home’s duct system or a small, dead animal blocking your system’s vents. Due to this, whenever you notice that you have a problem, it’s important to call a professional who can accurately diagnose the cause of the smell and provide solutions
Give Us a Call
For Orem AC repair, we’re here to help you with all of your air conditioning-related problems, including bad smells coming from your system. Call us here at Western Heating & Air; you may reach us at 385-312-9472.
Posted on August 15th, 2014
Although fresh blossoms springing up throughout your neighborhood during the springtime may be aesthetically pleasing, they can wreak havoc on your allergies and your ability to breathe normally. At Western Heating & Air, we recommend taking several steps to keep pollen out of your home and improve your indoor air quality.
Strategies for Controlling Pollen
Improving your indoor air quality and keeping pollen out is easy to do. To accomplish this:
• Have your home’s ducts cleaned – Get your ducts cleaned professionally on a regular basis to ensure that the air coming out of your air conditioning system is clean.
• Keep your HVAC system maintained – A well-running air conditioner is more efficient and cleaner than one that is ignored.
• Keep your car in the garage – This will keep pollen off of your car that you could come into contact with whenever you get in your vehicle to drive. If you don’t have a garage, rinse the exterior of your car off with a hose regularly.
• Wipe off your feet – Whenever you go into your house, wipe your feet off on a mat and take off your shoes. Leave them there until you go out again.
• Wash your hair before bed – If you don’t get the pollen out of your hair before you hit the pillow at night, you’ll end up with pollen covering the area where you sleep.
• Empty your vacuum outside – When you need to empty out your vacuum, resist the urge to dump out the contents into an indoor trashcan.
Although the weather outside may beg you to open up your windows and let in the breeze, keep all of your windows and doors shut and turn on your air conditioning system if things get too hot.