Indoor Air Quality Articles

Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

February 29, 2024
Why Do I Need a Humidifier? Woman sitting on couch with eyes closed.

Winter is right around the corner and with it comes freezing temperatures, frequent illness, and dry indoor air. If you struggle with discomfort during the winter in your Anacortes home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system. 

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home

February 15, 2024
Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home. Image is a photograph of a little girl looking mystified by a humidifier.

If you don’t have a humidifier in your Anacortes home, then you may not be aware of just how useful these devices can truly be. Humidifiers are particularly handy in the winter but can be helpful during any season because they offer a significant number of benefits, including providing better indoor air quality (IAQ) for your WA home.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

December 15, 2023
5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality - Family at the Dinner Table.

What do you think of when you hear about air pollution?

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Air Duct Cleaning

August 8, 2023
Image of duct cleaning. Air Duct Cleaning.

Your air conditioner might be in jeopardy if you let your ducts become ridden with dust bunnies. Additionally, harmful airborne irritants like mildew and mold or pest droppings can diminish indoor air quality (IAQ).

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

June 9, 2023
Sick little schoolgirl coughs and blows nose wiping with white paper napkin.

Our team at Foss Heating & Cooling wants to help keep your home’s indoor air quality high and you and your family healthy and comfortable.

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

May 13, 2023
What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning? Photo of a carbon monoxide detector in home.

Carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is known as the silent killer for a reason—it can easily go undetected and cause illness and even death. It’s critical to learn how to prevent carbon monoxide leaks in your Burlington home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide 

November 9, 2022
A Fall window. Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide.

To promote safety and well-being for our community in Mount Vernon, here’s what you should know about this harmful airborne pollutant.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

October 13, 2022
IAQ_A_014 How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy. Woman sitting comfortably in her home.|Image of a humidifier. How a whole-house humidifier keeps you healthy.

There are many advantages to adding a whole-house humidifier to your Washington home. Adding a humidifier can increase the comfort level in your home and lower your annual energy expenses. Proper humidity levels can allow you to maintain indoor comfort levels at a lower temperature which uses less energy for heating.

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Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

September 15, 2022
Happy Woman Waking Up

If odd sounds from your HVAC system are keeping you up at night, it is time to schedule maintenance and regain a peaceful nighttime.

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How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

July 9, 2022
How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity? Morning sunlight through window condensation.

Indoor humidity is a drag. It makes relaxing extremely difficult—after all, you are sweating inside your home! It can affect your health, triggering asthma attacks and flaring allergies. It tends to put everyone in a sluggish mood—even the goldfish. Let’s zap that excess moisture right out of the room, and look at ways to manage your Washington home’s relative indoor humidity.

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

May 13, 2022
Dirty air filter

Replacing your dirty air filter can mean better health, increased comfort, and less impact on your pocket book.

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Video – Facts About Humidity

January 27, 2022
Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your home.

Keep your home cool by learning about what causes humidity and the effects of it in your home.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

April 27, 2021
How to Eliminate Dust in My Home | Indoor Air Quality | Vancouver

It’s rampant everywhere around the country and has become the subject of a lighthearted, frequently repeated myth at both the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). Officials at these agencies understand farming does not occur without creating dust. So the EPA and USDA “have never proposed tightening rules on farm dust. And they have told Congress and the American people that they won’t propose stricter standards.”

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

February 15, 2021

At Foss Heating & Cooling, we always look for ways to improve the comfort, health, and safety of homes and businesses in Anacortes 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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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

November 16, 2020
Woman blowing nose inside

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 Oak Harbor home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at…

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 12, 2020
Water vapor coming out of a humidifier | Why Do I Need a Humidifier In the Fall? | Burlington

That’s why we at Foss Heating and Cooling recommend a humidifier for your home, especially for the cooler months. It helps to maintain the necessary humidity in your Burlington home, making everything, including you, run as it should.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

September 21, 2020
Old electric fan near the bed in the room. How to improve your indoor air quality.

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 Washington home. How does it compare? Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Anacortes home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your…

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

June 12, 2020
Air Filter

Want to know the differences between air filters and air cleaners? Our team wants to show you the benefits of the disadvantages of both.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 14, 2020
African american relaxed woman sitting on comfortable couch in living room at modern home holds air conditioner remote control enjoying breathing fresh cool air. What accessories help with indoor air quality?

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 Foss Heating and…

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 12, 2020
Coronavirus.

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Washington. At Foss Heating and Cooling, our top priority is the health and safety of you and your loved ones. We take great pride in selling indoor air quality products to Mount Vernon homes and businesses that are energy efficient, environmentally…

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Leaky Ducts and You

February 11, 2020
air ventilator

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…

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Video – Replace Your Air Filter

September 28, 2019
Don't let your air become a health hazard

Change your Mount Vernon HVAC filters regularly, as recommended, which is usually at least every three months. A good HEPA filter will catch the particles before they reach your lungs. There’s so much floating in the air our eyes can’t see, and changing your filter as recommended makes all the difference.

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 14, 2019
homeowner drinking a cup of tea sitting in front of window enjoying their fall indoor air quality

With fall now upon us in Hood River, 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.

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Improve Indoor Air Quality During Wildfire Season

July 10, 2019
Wildfire and air quality issues in the Pacific Northwest

Wildfires plague the Pacific Northwest, particularly during the hot, dry summers. According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA), 1.3 million acres of land were directly affected by wildfires in 2018. Besides the physical damage they directly cause to the affected areas, wildfires can negatively affect air quality in communities miles away. “Wildfires also emit…

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