Posted on December 17th, 2016
The winters here in Utah are very dry. Not only can this be hard on your home, but it can also cause a myriad of health problems for those living in your home.
Why is having a humidifier important? These three reasons might surprise you.
The TOP 3 Reasons to Install a Whole Home Humidifier Today:
1. Improve your health.
- Decrease colds and flu.
- Reduce sinus infections and stop bloody noses.
- Avoid dry skin, hair and nails.
Our bodies are made up of between 60 and 65% of water. When the humidity levels in our home are below 40% that causes our bodies to work harder to retain moisture. Often times we end up with chronic dry coughs, stuffy noses, very dry and cracking skin, headaches from
dehydration, and a multitude of other unpleasant symptoms. Our nasal passages dry out, leaving us more susceptible to colds and sinus infections.
2. Protect the wood in your home.
- Hardwood floors
- Wooden furniture
- Musical instruments
- Wood trim, doors, and walls
Many homeowners do not realize what the proper humidity levels are for a home. Ideal humidity levels should be between 45 and 65%. With each winter the loss of moisture to a home, dries out wood and can actually cause walls to shift. It is also damaging to any other wood materials or items in the home.
3. Maintain correct humidity levels.
- Avoid static shock.
- Keep mold at bay.
- Reduce dust.
There’s nothing worse than being shocked just from walking across the room. Humidifiers help to eliminate that from happening by maintaining the proper humidity levels. Plus if too much humidity is happening in your home, it can cause mold and mildew to grow. We definitely don’t want that! Humidifiers are also known for reducing dust and dust mites in your home, keeping those with dust allergies happy and requiring you to dust less.
Choose to protect your family and home this winter by installing a Whole Home Humidifier today! Click here to learn more, or give us a call at 801-375-COOL to set up an appointment.
Posted on December 7th, 2016
Living in Utah or Salt Lake county in the winter can wreak havoc on your lungs, especially during one of our awful inversions. If you have asthma or weak lungs, this can be even more damaging to your health. Often times we think if we stay indoors, we won’t be affected. However, this is incorrect.
Did you know the quality of air inside your home and buildings can be just as damaging if not more so than being outside? Many customers call us asking, “How do I know if my air quality is poor in my home and how do I improve it?”. We tell them the best way to find out, is to first ask yourself and the people living in your home if any of you chronically suffer from the following symptoms:
- Increased asthma symptoms
- Increased allergy symptoms
- Runny nose
- Tightness in the chest
If the answer is yes, most likely your air quality is responsible for all or most of the symptoms. We want your family to experience the best when it comes to clean air in your home.
Here are the steps we recommend you take next to improve poor indoor air quality:
1. We recommend scheduling one of our expert technicians to come analyze your air ducts, filters, and overall HVAC system, possibly performing an air duct cleaning. Click here to schedule a service call or dial 801-375-COOL.
2. Consider purchasing an Air Scrubber System. These systems are designed to scrub out the harmful toxins in the air, as well as sanitize the germs in your home, keeping you and your family healthy. Click here to learn more.
3. Adding a Whole Home Humidifier to your home can also help in alleviating poor air quality symptoms by keeping humidity levels even and moisturizing the air your lungs breath.
Often times people don’t realize how much they have been suffering from the effects of poor indoor air quality, until something is done to fix the problem. Changing out the filters on your units regularly can help, but your air ducts build up bacteria, germs, dirt and mold and need to be cleaned regularly. Proper HVAC maintenance is key to maintaining good air quality. Remember if you’re a Maintenance Club member, you receive special discounts on services and products, plus WE CALL YOU to schedule your regular maintenance check ups.
Whatever your heating or cooling problem is, you can count on us day or night to find the right solution for you.
To learn more about our products and services, chat with our friendly secretary, or schedule a service call with one of our top technicians just dial 801-375-COOL today!
“I was very impressed with the service we received from Mike with Western Heating and Air. He came out the day after Thanksgiving when our furnace stopped working. He was on time, extremely honest, thorough, respectful, informative and great to work with. On top of that I was very impressed with the Western Heating and Air price- especially the day after a major holiday. Thank you for keeping us warm! We will definitely be using your services again!” -Reynolds, Lehi, Utah
Posted on December 5th, 2016
Giving the “Gift of Heat” in 2016
Western has been diligently reading all of the 2016 “Gift of Heat” nominations. It was so hard to choose who should win, we decided to double our efforts this year, and give away TWO Lennox home furnaces!
We are excited to announce our first 2016 winner…The Cline Family!
It was an honor for us to meet Jake and his wife Megan. Jake and Megan are the parents of 5 beautiful daughters under the age of 11. Jake is a busy husband and father who is working full-time as well as being a full-time student. Megan is working hard as a stay-at-home mom raising their 5 children and helping Jake through school.
The Clines were nominated twice because of the 18-year-old furnace they have been nursing along for the last 3 or 4 years. During the cold months, Jake or Megan would have to get up throughout the night every two hours to relight the pilot light in the furnace, just to keep their family warm. Not only are they grateful for the“Gift of Heat” but also for the gift of sleep!
We found it remarkable that even with all of his responsibilities, Jake finds time to volunteer in the community by participating in the “501st” which is a nonprofit organization that raises money for children and people in need. He dresses as a Star Wars character and visits children in hospitals and other events to bring them joy and happiness. It was a real treat to see his Star Wars room and collection, and to feel of his love and passion for serving these children.
We are so grateful to have met this beautiful family and thank them for allowing us into their lives. Congratulations!!
We also want to give a huge shout out and thank you to Lennox for supplying the new high-efficient furnace that will save them money on their utility bills and also help them qualify for a Questar rebate.
Our Second Gift of Heat Winner…The Jensen Family!
We had so many nominations of deserving families for our“Gift of Heat” Program, and it was very difficult to choose just one. So we decided to give away our second FREE furnace for 2016 and installed it for the Jensen family in West Jordan!
The Jensens are very humble people who have been caring for their daughter with type one diabetes. A large portion of their income goes towards medical and doctor bills as well as medication for her.
The family was devastated when their furnace and their stove recently went out at the same time. This family has been deeply involved in serving in the community and is very deserving of this special gift.
We would like to extend a special thank you to our friends at Contractors Heating and Cooling Supply for helping us give this family a high efficient Carrier furnace, and for our install team, Chance and Derick for the professional install.
To learn more about our Gift of Heat Program, whether you are someone in need, know someone in need, or a company or organization who would like to get involved by joining with us in this cause, please email GiftofHeat@TimeForComfort.com