Wildfire smoke, pollution, high pollen counts, or air that is contaminated with bacteria can translate to dirty air that is harmful to you and your family. Here’s how you can combat harmful air and instead, create a healthy air environment.

#1: Clean and/or replace furnace filters.
Homeowners everywhere regularly forget to clean or replace their furnace air filters. This can be a big mistake, however. Dirty filters translate to dirty air that is full of allergens, pollutants, and other debris, and this stuff makes its way inside into the air you breathe. Don’t forget to clean or replace your filters every 1 to 2 months. This makes a big difference in the quality of air you’re breathing. Not to mention, clean filters help keep your system functioning at peak efficiency.

#2: Don’t ignore annual tune-ups.
Regular preventative maintenances are key to your system’s longevity. Not to mention, with a professional technician inspecting your machine from the inside out, you’ll be confident knowing there are no hidden problems that could contribute to a breakdown, or issues with poor air quality. We’ll clean the machine to ensure it’s clean and free of dust and other debris, and also run an energy efficiency check.

#3: Check for leaks or cracks in your ductwork.
Leaky or cracked ductwork can cost you hundreds, or even thousands of dollars in wasted energy over time. In addition, this allows pollutants and other harmful chemicals, allergens, or bacteria to get into the air you breathe inside. To combat this, we offer Aeroseal Duct Sealing, a patented solution that fixes leaks from the inside out. The process has a soaring 98% success rate and gives homeowners peace of mind knowing their leaks are fixed and only clean air can get through the vents.

#4: Consider adding an air purifier to your home.
Adding an Infinity Air Purifier to your home is one of the best options for clean air. It uses a unique ‘Captures and Kills’ technology that traps up to 95% of harmful airborne particles. Then, it uses an electrical charge to kill those, so the air you’re breathing is as clean as possible. These systems work in tandem with your existing furnace.

Don’t take the air you breathe for granted! It’s important and it does matter. Our team at Specialty Heating and Cooling are experts in helping customers around Oregon with all of their indoor air quality needs. Call us today to learn more about how we can help.

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