At Loren’s Heating & Air, we’re committed to offering personalized indoor air quality services to local residents and business owners. Having clean air to breathe is important, and there are many ways to purify the air circulating throughout your home. Indoor pollutants can build up over time if there’s not enough fresh air getting flushed through a home. The problem can be especially bad during times of the year when you’re keeping doors and windows closed more often. Homes that are built to be highly energy efficient can also have air quality issues.
An IAQ expert can help you explore your options for cleaning the air in your home. They can explain the differences between air purifiers, filters, and scrubbers. You’ll receive advice about whole-house systems compared to individual units so that you can decide which is best for your needs. Whether you’ve been experiencing an uptick in respiratory symptoms or would like boost your air quality to extend the life of your HVAC equipment, our indoor air quality services in Salem can help.
Poor indoor air quality has been associated with an array of health issues. It can lead to sneezing, coughing, and other respiratory issues. Long-term exposure to certain pollutants can cause heart and lung disease. Particulates, volatile organic compounds, viruses, bacteria, and mold can all circulate in the air and be inhaled. Air cleaning systems are highly effective at removing many contaminants from the air. UV lights can be used to deactivate bacteria, mold, and viruses so that they can’t make you sick.
There are many sources of these potentially dangerous air pollutants, including:
- Cleaning supplies, paint, and other household necessities
- Cooking and candle flames
- Polluted outdoor air
- Pet dander
- Tobacco smoke
- Dust, dirt, and other fine particles that may get stuck in your ductwork
This particulate matter can not only circulate throughout your vents, but it can build up in your HVAC unit, causing performance and efficiency issues over time. Installing an air purifier, dehumidifier, humidifier, or other indoor air quality system can work with your heater or air conditioner, helping extend its lifespan while helping you breathe easier.
Our Salem IAQ experts can install your new system and make sure that you know how to operate it. We can also provide any type of follow-up support you need.
Trusted Air Quality Experts in Salem
At Loren’s Heating & Air, we place the safety of our customers as a top priority. Our locally owned and operated business was founded in 1973, and in those years there is little we haven’t seen and fixed. We stay current with the industry and make sure our technicians have the skills to make any job go smoothly. Whether you need help with a repair, installation, or maintenance job, we’ll be there for you. Our BBB-accredited company is proud to maintain an A+ rating. Customer satisfaction is important to us, so we go the extra mile to meet individual needs.
We have an office located off of Hyacinth Street NE in Salem. Our technicians are friendly and professional, and you can count on them to treat you and your home with a high level of respect. We work hard to ensure that every job is done right.
To learn more about how our indoor air quality services in Salem could help you keep the air in your home or business as clean as possible, contact our team online. Schedule your free estimate with Loren’s Heating & Air today.
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Why should I get a new HVAC system?It can often be difficult for home and business owners to tell if it’s time to upgrade their heating and cooling system. Loren's Heating & Air can assist you in this process. We want you to understand the pros and cons of continuing to repair and maintain your current system versus upgrading and making the investment in a new system. Some of the most important things to consider are increased energy efficiency, updated components, rebates and incentives, better home comfort and indoor air quality, and more effective heating and cooling.
Why are air conditioner efficiency ratings important?In 2006, the Federal Government made it mandatory for all central air conditioning systems to have a minimum SEER of 13. SEER, or Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio, is a measure of the cooling system’s performance. On the highest end of performance, cooling units are rated as high 23 SEER. As with anything, the better performance, the higher the cost. For a system with moderate to good efficiency, you should look for a model with a SEER rating of between 14 and 18. The EER, or the Energy Efficiency Rating, provides an indication of the cooling capacity of the system that you’ve had installed. The higher the EER number, the better the system’s cooling capacity.
What are the different types of air conditioner refrigerant?If you have an air conditioning system that requires the old type of refrigerant, R-22, your system is still usable but only reclaimed or recycled R-22 can be used to service your air conditioner. R410-A is now the required standard for newer systems and has less environmental impact relative to the older refrigerant. Eventually, you will need to replace your air conditioner with one that uses R410-A, or have it modified so that it can use R410-A. The type of refrigerant your AC uses is only one of many reasons to consider upgrading, and if your existing unit is outdated, now might be a good time to look into having it replaced to boost energy efficiency, lessen environmental impact, and make sure you are operating a safe system. Not only will an upgraded cooling system make it easier to have your unit serviced, but it’ll also save you money on your annual cooling costs. Loren's Heating & Air in Salem, OR, offers the highest quality air conditioner replacement services.
How is furnace efficiency measured?Furnace energy efficiency is calculated with the AFUE, or the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating. The AFUE is a rating that compares how much heat a furnace will produce relative to the amount of energy necessary to produce the heat. If a furnace is rated at 85 percent AFUE, it means 15 percent of the energy used is lost and 85 percent actually becomes heat for your home or business.
What is indoor air quality and why is it important?Indoor air quality, or IAQ, is a measurement of the amount of airborne particles and pollutants inside your home or building. Because properties are being constructed to be more energy efficient, they are also becoming more airtight, meaning that fresh air often does not have a way to enter and circulate. This is one of the reasons why the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that indoor air can be 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air, leading to a host of allergy and respiratory issues. Fortunately, IAQ products such as air filters, air purifiers, and humidifiers work in conjunction with your central AC and heating unit to decrease the prevalence of dust, dander, bacteria, viruses, mold spores, and other potentially harmful particles in your indoor air. Our team can work with you to find the right solution to fit your needs.
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