What Does a Fresh Air Damper Do?

January 20, 2023 | Air Quality

Dampers may be found in various parts of an HVAC system. Dampers are placed inside your air ducts and vents, and they open and close to allow or prevent air from passing. Your air handler blows air through your air ducts at a constant rate, and the rooms closer to the air handler would receive […]

Top Olympia Air Quality Solutions for Homes

December 16, 2022 | Air Quality

By changing HVAC filters every 90 days, having regular AC tune-ups, and cleaning your ducts every few years, you can improve indoor air quality (IAQ). But pollution has many sources. Since pollutants tend to be more concentrated indoors, their impact on your health and well-being can be significant. These Olympia air quality solutions can protect […]

Fresh Air Intake System Maintenance Tips

November 4, 2022 | Air ConditioningAir Quality

The intake pipe provides fresh air to a furnace so it works efficiently. It also helps keep pollutants out of your indoor air. Understandably, it’s important to properly maintain the fresh air intake system. Dirt and blockages can have a profound impact on your heating system and home. To avoid potentially hazardous situations, follow these […]

When Should I Get an AC Tune Up?

May 24, 2022 | Air Quality

You can’t expect your air conditioner to work flawlessly if you don’t take care of it. Generally, it’s best not to wait until the AC starts to act up to schedule service. An AC tune-up should be done twice a year—one before summer and again before winter. Late spring is the best time to schedule […]

What Goes into an AC Tune Up?

May 12, 2022 | Air Quality

An AC tune-up is the best way to keep your air conditioner running efficiently, and avoid a breakdown on one of the hottest days or nights of the year. But what exactly does this entail? An HVAC contractor will recommend an annual tune-up once a year; or twice annually if you have an older unit. […]

Can Indoor Air Quality Testing Improve Your Spring?

May 11, 2022 | Air Quality

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is an issue for every home. Air pollution can have a negative impact whether it occurs outdoors or indoors. Testing IAQ enables the identification of specific pollutants so that the proper measures can be taken. For your spring, this can mean finding particular allergens and using the right methods to remove […]

6 Need-to-Know Facts About the Air Duct Cleaning Process

March 17, 2022 | Air ConditioningAir QualityElectrical

Air duct cleaning is an important HVAC service. Homeowners can see greater A/C efficiency, better air quality, and reduced allergy symptoms when ducts, grills, registers, fans, and HVAC components are professionally cleaned. You may notice dustier conditions and higher utility bills if your ductwork and system aren’t sanitary, but the professionals can help improve conditions […]

How Can I Tell If My Ductwork Is Damaged?

April 15, 2021 | Air Quality

Spotting ductwork damage isn’t always easy. To make matters more complicated, the duct system branches throughout your home, delivering conditioned air to every room, and returning air back to your HVAC equipment. Ductwork problems can cause air leakage, which reduces energy efficiency, and indoor air quality problems. Sometimes air duct cleaning can resolve an issue, […]

5 Easy Tips for Cleaner Indoor Air

August 13, 2020 | Air Quality

You dust, mop, and vacuum to keep surfaces spotless and germ-free. Now, if only there were a way to scrub the air… Cleaning your indoor air likely isn’t on your list of household chores. People rarely think about it. And that’s a problem. According to the EPA, the air in your home can be several times […]

Your AC System and Indoor Air Quality

August 1, 2013 | Air ConditioningAir Quality

Cool, conditioned air is not the only ingredient for home comfort during the summer months. Having great indoor air quality is very important during the summer. The summer will leave your home hot, stuffy, and uncomfortable, not mention high pollen levels. Black Hills Inc, Heating & Air Conditioning is here to help you with all […]