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Your Indoor Air Quality Counts: Here’s How…

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You schedule maintenance appointments for your heater every single fall, you call for repair work when things go off the rails, you take care of your heater, and yet… all of this just doesn’t seem like enough. Admit it—you could be warmer at home. Sometimes the problem you’re facing isn’t actually your home’s heating system… sometimes it’s actually a problem with your indoor air quality.

Now we know what you might be thinking…

“How does my indoor air quality affect my heating?”

The short answer is: in a lot more ways than you might think! We’ll get into them below with you. But for now, all you need to know is that Chase Heating and Cooling is the team you want to call for all your indoor air quality needs in Oregon City, OR. Get in touch with us today.

Your Indoor Air Quality and Your Heater Go Hand in Hand

You can’t have great heating unless you have great indoor air quality. This is a pretty straightforward thing. We want to cover how these two things go hand in hand because they have such a great impact on your comfort. So we’re going to take a quick dive into your home’s humidity.

Water vapor is your ally when it comes to staying warm. Think about how you feel on a hot, humid summer day. The humidity makes it feel worse, right? It’s as if you just can’t cool off. This is because the water vapor in the air makes it much harder for sweat to evaporate from your body.

Although this is a detriment in summer, it’s your ally in winter. The cold winter air naturally lacks a certain level of water vapor, so a whole-house humidifier can be the system you need in your home to create the humidity you need. The right amount of humidity is going to help you feel warmer at a lower thermostat setting. This means that you’re going to spend less time, energy, and money heating up your home.

Your Other IAQ Options

Have you ever wanted to open up your window on a cold winter evening just to get some fresh air? You obviously don’t, but you know that that would bring in some much-needed circulation. We know that you don’t want to compromise comfort for fresh air, so that’s where a heat recovery ventilator or energy recovery ventilator comes in. These systems can pre-heat or pre-cool fresh outdoor air coming into your home depending on the season so you can have fresh air and comfortable home all at once.

Do you feel like your indoor air is dirty? That’s where an air filter or air purifier can become your ally. If you’re coughing, wheezing, or just generally feeling sick at home when you know you’re not having a health issue then the problem is your IAQ. We can come in, assess the problem you’re having, and find the right system for your needs.

Contact Chase Heating and Cooling today to schedule an appointment with our service technicians. Keeping Home Comfortable in All Seasons.

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