Indoor Air Quality Articles

What Are Air Scrubbers?

September 22, 2021
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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 Alabama home healthy and safe.

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Leaky Ducts and You

September 13, 2021
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Though it’s a hidden element in your home, ductwork is crucial to your home comfort. It’s the system by which warm or cool air circulates throughout your home. And all your conditioned air, whether it’s warmed or cooled, has to travel through these ducts. As such, it’s essential to have a well-maintained duct system in your home.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

May 24, 2021
Woman using a de-humidifier for humidity control in her Birmingham, AL home.

The combination of indoor plumbing as well as seasonal humidity can contribute to issues such as mold growth. Our professionals at Western Sales and Services want to share with you some tips on controlling humidity and, furthermore, humidity control consequences in your Birmingham home.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 9, 2021
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Our Western Sales and Services team wants to give you a comprehensive list of the different indoor air quality accessories available today. Investing in one or more of these technologies and tools will help you and your family breathe a little easier.

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How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

March 29, 2021
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At Western Sales and Services, we always strive to find ways to improve your comfort and energy savings. We believe you should control your comfort, and it starts with your indoor air quality (IAQ) and relative indoor humidity.

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

February 28, 2021
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At Western Sales & Services, we always look for ways to improve the comfort, health, and safety of homes and businesses in Birmingham and surrounding areas. Your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is a significant purchase—a big part of our job is to help ensure you get the maximum value from this investment.

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How To Eliminate Dust In My Home

February 15, 2021
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Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

December 31, 2020
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Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

November 13, 2020

A zone control system—or zoning—provides the necessary cooling or heating that each zone your home needs at the time.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 10, 2020

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 Alabama home. How does it compare?

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

June 15, 2020

Although most Birmingham homeowners understand the importance of having a working heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system to provide heating and cooling throughout the year, some people don’t realize the equally important factor of controlling a home’s humidity levels as well.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

April 10, 2020

Our team at Western Sales and Services, along with many manufacturers of air filtration and air purification products, are working to provide tools to help you ensure clean indoor air for you and your family. Here are some details about currently available solutions.

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Tips to Troubleshoot Your Thermostat

February 24, 2020

Has your heating or cooling system suddenly stopped working in your Birmingham home? If yes, it’s probably from a broken thermostat. Here are some tips.

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Attic Fan and Thermostat Installation in Birmingham, AL 35209

January 26, 2020

“Professional, courteous with excellent and outstanding service.” – Beth H.

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

January 23, 2020

Clogged air filters can negatively impact your health and your home’s air quality. Remember to change you filters twice a year to improve your home’s indoor air quality.

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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 11, 2020

At Western Sales and Services, we want to keep you safe from carbon monoxide poisoning.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

December 15, 2019

Do you know the impact your home’s indoor air quality has on allergies? Although some common allergens originate outdoors, they can still make it inside.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 21, 2019

In many places, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious by way of beautiful fall colors. But many only experience fall with its subtlety through lower humidity levels. No matter which way you experience it, one thing is evident in them all––fall brings drier air. The cooler air simply can’t hold as much moisture as warm…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

October 8, 2019

With fall now upon us in Homewood, 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 indoor air quality directly affects your comfort in your home. At Western Sales and Services, we know in cooler weather people tend to spend…

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

March 15, 2019

When we think of pollution, or Air Quality, we usually think of the outdoor air, right? But what about indoor air?

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