Indoor Air Quality Articles

Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

January 11, 2020
Grey decorations inside a house.

Our Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning team wants to help you understand humidity levels and how to control them for improved comfort and better overall health.

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Furnace Filters 101

November 30, 2019
New furnace filter isolated on white background.Furnace Filters 101

Your furnace filter is the unsung hero of your furnace. It quietly does its job without any fuss and allows the rest of the furnace to do its job. It’s not a complicated item, but there are some basics we at Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning think you should know to help it do its…

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 8, 2019
Humidifier spreading steam into the living room. Using a humifier in the fall.

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

September 23, 2019
Colored maple leaves seen from a train. Fall indoor air quality.

With fall now upon us in Baker City, 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 Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning, we know in cooler weather people tend…

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What is a dehumidifier?

July 25, 2019
Close up of a confused little kid.

You may have condensation on your windows or doors. You will see water beading or fog/vapor on the glass of your windows. This moisture will eventually rot the wood and will also allow mold to grow.

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Ductless Air Conditioners Improve Indoor Air Quality and Control Humidity

June 24, 2019
Using remote control for ductless air conditioner.

Indoor air quality (IAQ) is more than ten times (and, in some instances, more than 100 times) more polluted than the air outside, according to the US Environmental Protection Agency. These pollutants contribute to many diseases as well as respiratory conditions like asthma and allergies.

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How Can I Tell If My Air Ducts Are Leaking?

May 14, 2019

Having leaking air ducts in your home is a much bigger issue than you may think. It affects your wallet, your home, and your health.

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Carbon Monoxide––Quick Facts

March 14, 2019
Carbon Monoxide detector in a house in Eastern Oregon.

All of us at Scott’s Heating and Air Conditioning want you and your neighbors here in Eastern Oregon, to stay safe. That’s why we offer maintenance and repairs for your carbon-burning HVAC appliances.

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Four Ways To Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

February 1, 2019
Humidifier Spreading Steam In House

When you think of air pollution, what pops into your mind? A giant smoke stack? Cars spewing exhaust? A trash incinerator? Chances are you may not have considered your own home is full of air pollution.

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