Indoor Air Quality Articles

AC and Allergies

April 11, 2023
High angle shot of a young businessman feeling ill at his work desk.|Hand in yellow glove and vacuum cleaner pipe. Ventilation grill cleaning. Air Handler Maintenance.

Luckily, a perfect antidote is already installed in your Oregon home. A well-maintained air conditioner can boost your indoor air quality (IAQ), reducing symptoms. Your AC has a filter that catches airborne irritants like dust, pollen, dander. It also balances humidity and provides ventilation, reducing the likelihood of mold growth.

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Keep Me Healthy?

March 15, 2023
Humidifier spreading steam into the living room.

Even before the outbreak, adults on average spent nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. Add it all up, and you just can’t stress enough the importance of good indoor air quality.

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What Do Air Purifiers and Air Filters Do?

September 14, 2022
Close up horizontal photo of female hand cleaning dirty bathroom fan vent cover with blue sponge

Air filters and air purifiers can reduce the presence of harmful airborne particles, improving indoor air quality (IAQ) in your Oregon home.

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How to Protect Your Indoor Air Quality During the Wildfire Season

July 12, 2022
IPad measuring the air quality levels

During the height of our wildfire season here in Oregon, you can take steps to prepare for the safety and comfort of your loved ones.

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How to Reduce Dust in Your Home

June 17, 2022
Close-up of dust on woman finger taken from wooden table

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. In reality, dust is no laughing matter, no matter the setting. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Salem home.

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Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

March 14, 2022
Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

Let our qualified technicians at Day Heating & Cooling inspect, clean, and, if necessary, repair your heating and cooling system. Your HVAC equipment will operate at peak efficiency and with minimal sound after a tune-up.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

November 6, 2021
Humidifier spreading steam into the living room in Salem & Corvallis

If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Salem & Corvallis home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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Wildfires and Indoor Air Quality

September 15, 2021
air quality gauge

As wildfires continue to spread across California, Oregon, and other parts of the country, this is an appropriate time to think about improving the indoor air quality (IAQ)

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What Are Air Scrubbers?

August 3, 2021
white air vent on wall

These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Oregon home healthy and safe.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

May 4, 2021
Woman sneezing nose with tissue

Did you know the average American spends nearly 90 percent of life indoors? That’s why it is increasingly important to ensure indoor air quality (IAQ) is clean and healthy. If your Salem or Corvallis home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Day Heating wants to help keep your home’s indoor air quality high and you and your family healthy and comfortable.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

December 16, 2020
family looking out the window in the winter

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in Oregon, creating some significant health problems. At Day Heating & Cooling, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 18, 2020
Electric fan in a bedroom

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air.

Later, take another deep breath—only inside your Oregon home. How does it compare?

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

August 14, 2020
Portable Dehumidifier

Humidity is the highest during the summer. Our team wants to share with you some tips on controlling the humidity in your household.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

June 24, 2020
Air Filter

Which is better for your home, air filters or air cleaners? Our team is here to help you choose an air treatment system that’s best for you.

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Leaky Ducts and You

June 10, 2020
Leaky Duct

Are your home’s ducts leaky? Our team can help diagnose and correct your leaky duct problem to improve your home’s health.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 20, 2020
happy woman on couch

In modern society, average adults spend nearly all their time indoors at work or at home. In fact the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reports this amount of time reaches upwards of 90 percent for most people. That puts the importance of good indoor air quality at a whole new level.  Our Day Heating &…

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

April 17, 2020
Mother Reading to Her Kids

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Salem & Corvallis area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but…

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

March 12, 2020
CO Detector

We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Day Heating & Cooling professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Salem or Corvallis home and office.   What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

February 24, 2020
Man Replacing Clogged Air Filter

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list.  However, our team at Day Heating & Cooling wants…

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Is Your Home Making You Sick?

January 17, 2019
Young couple sick because of poor air quality

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ), creating some significant health problems. At Day Heating Company, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality. Why Winter…

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Zone Control System

November 5, 2018
zoning controls

Do some areas of your home have inconsistent temperatures even as you adjust your thermostat? If you have a large home or a home with multiple stories and you are not using more than one thermostat you most likely have an uneven distribution of heating or cooling. A zone control system gives you control over…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 26, 2018
autumn

With fall now upon us in Salem, OR, cooler temperatures are here to stay. This transition from one season to another most definitely affects your home’s indoor air quality (IAQ). And your IAQ directly affects your comfort in your home. In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s important…

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What is a Dehumidifier?

September 5, 2018
dehumidifier

What is a dehumidifier? A dehumidifier is an appliance that removes moisture from the air. What are the signs that I need a dehumidifier? There are a number of things that can indicate you need a dehumidifier:   You may have condensation on your windows or doors. You will see water beading or fog/vapor on…

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