Sound Heating and Air Conditioning Inc. Blog: Archive for the ‘Indoor Air Quality’ Category

How Air Purifiers Can Improve Your Quality of Sleep

Monday, April 1st, 2024

If you’ve been suffering from poor indoor air quality, there is a solution. You don’t have to rely solely on opening doors and windows to freshen up the air in your home. There’s actually a whole-house solution that can clean your air around the clock.

If you’ve been looking at air purifier service in Auburn, WA, you’re in the right place. Our team can visit your home and complete an in-home assessment to review how a whole-house air purifier would work for your family. You can keep reading to learn more about the unique benefits of an air purifier, including how one can boost sleep quality.

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4 HVAC Services We Offer That’ll Boost Your Home Comfort

Monday, January 22nd, 2024

When it comes to keeping your home comfortable, there’s only so much that your HVAC system can do. That’s why we offer some additional services to help boost overall comfort. These services can help your HVAC system operate more efficiently and can also complement both heating and cooling during the different seasons.

When you need HVAC service in Federal Way, WA, look no further than our team. We are here to help with all of your heating and cooling needs, no matter how big or small they are. You can also keep reading to learn more about some of the HVAC services we offer and how they can boost comfort levels in your home year-round.

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4 Tips for Improving Your Home’s Air Quality for the Holidays

Monday, November 27th, 2023

Indoor air quality can suffer during the winter because we tend to keep our houses closed up in an attempt to trap warm air inside. Without fresh air filtering through your home, allergens in bacteria are more likely to be found at higher levels.

Add that in with all the artificial scents that come along with many holiday decorations and fragrances, and your indoor air quality may really be suffering. 

But there are some steps you can take to improve your indoor air quality, not just now for the holiday season, but all year long. Schedule an appointment with our team for air purification service in Auburn, WA. You can keep reading to learn more about improving your indoor air quality, including the benefits of a whole-house air filtration system.

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Can An Air Purifier Help With Mold In My PNW Home?

Monday, September 4th, 2023

Mold is a concern no matter where you live. Anywhere in the country, including here in the Pacific Northwest, and even whether you have an older or newer home. Mold does not discriminate. You want to be prepared to prevent mold from ever happening but also address it when it does. 

One of the best ways to prevent mold is to invest in air purifiers in Federal Way, WA. Wondering how an air purifier can help with mold? Our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about how mold growth happens, and why an air purifier may be your best defense against it. 

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Summer Wildfires and Indoor Air Quality

Monday, June 26th, 2023

If you’re experiencing poor indoor air quality as a result of the nearby wildfires, you may be wondering what you can do about it. The good news is, a whole house air purifier is a great way to filter your air and improve your indoor air quality, wildfires or not.

You can give our team a call when you’re ready to schedule indoor air quality services in Puyallup, WA. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn more about how a whole house air purifier improves your indoor air quality.

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Critical Differences Between ERV and HRV Air Exchange Systems

Monday, March 6th, 2023

If you want to improve your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ), there are a variety of ways to do that. Two popular choices include heat recovery ventilators, or HRVs, and energy recovery ventilators, or ERVs. The two systems work so similarly that many homeowners don’t even know the difference. Some people think that the two terms are interchangeable for the same type of system. 

While they do have a lot of things in common, HRVs and ERVs are also very different. If you want to learn about ERV vs HRV systems in Federal Way, WA, our team can help. In fact, we are the local experts. Keep reading to learn about the key differences between these two types of air exchange systems. 

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Improving Your Indoor Air Quality in Winter

Monday, October 3rd, 2022

woman-huddled-in-blanket-drinking-out-of-mugYou want to have great indoor air quality all year long. It’s important to know that your indoor air quality during the winter has its own challenges that are different from the warmer months. When it’s cold outside, you tend to keep your home closed up for longer to prevent the cool air from getting in. This means that you have less ventilation and opportunity for fresh air to get in.

Contaminants like bacteria, mold, and viruses can fester and spread through your home, recirculating each day. The air in your home can also get dry and feel even colder with less humidity in the air. If you’re concerned with your home’s air filtration in Tacoma, WA, our team can help. Learn more about improving your indoor air quality in the winter, and then give us a call to help you reach your indoor air quality goals. 

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Why You Should Invest in UV Germicidal Lights

Monday, August 10th, 2020

uv-lightbulb“Will it help my Tacoma, WA air conditioning work better?”

Well, not necessarily… but investing in UV germicidal lights will certainly help your air conditioner work more healthfully. This is because UV lights—also called a UV air purifier—attack a particular type of contaminant right at the source (your ductwork) before it even enters your indoor air.

We’ll dive into the details more below, but what you should know off the bat is that it is absolutely worth investing in UV germicidal lights, in addition to other indoor air quality products and services. Read on to learn more!

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Can a Heater Hurt Your Indoor Air Quality?

Monday, March 18th, 2019

technician-working-on-heaterWith some cold temperatures ahead before the official start of spring brings warmer weather, we’re still using our home heating systems on a pretty regular basis. Some homeowners try to use theirs less and less this time of the year, even if they’re cold, because they think it hurts their indoor air quality.

There’s a misconception that heaters hurt indoor air quality by drying out the air. Dry air is certainly bothersome, but please don’t stop using your heater! Instead, look into the right indoor air quality systems in Tacoma, WA.

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Do You Need a Whole-Home Humidifier?

Monday, February 25th, 2019

humidifier-on-floor-of-homeWe know what you might be thinking—“A humidifier? In Tacoma? But it rains here all the time!” This is true—for the majority of the year Tacoma residents can experience a bit too much moisture. However, as spring begins, the air dries out to the point that you could very well find yourself experiencing the effects of dry air. This is particularly true indoors—where the air quality is even worse than that of outdoors, thanks to the tight, energy-efficient construction of homes today.

If you’ve never considered this indoor air quality installation, now is a great time, while humidity levels are fairly balanced. Why do we recommend a whole-home humidifier instead of a portable system? Well, simply put, a portable system cannot truly tackle the problem of dry air. At best, it’s great for a child’s bedroom to alleviate cold or allergy symptoms they may be experiencing.

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