Indoor Air Quality Articles

Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

February 15, 2024
Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep. Woman getting wonderful sleep.

Let our qualified technicians at Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration inspect, clean, and, if necessary, repair your heating and cooling system. Your HVAC equipment will operate at peak efficiency and with minimal sound after a tune-up. You will notice the enhanced comfort and improved bedtime atmosphere in your Harbor home.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

September 19, 2023
What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies? Poplar tree buds opening in spring, to show their silky white hairs.

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. 

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What to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

July 19, 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 Crescent City home—as well as what the symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning are in case you are exposed.

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

February 28, 2023
What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy? Image shows woman sitting on a grey couch and looking relaxed.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the novel coronavirus disease 2019—also known as COVID-19—can cause mild to severe respiratory illness when an individual is exposed to the virus.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

January 27, 2023
The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality. Image shows woman inside wearing a hat and scarf while drinking coffee.

In the winter, being snug as a bug in a rug in your home can be cozy, but it can also play havoc with your indoor air quality (IAQ) here in OR, creating some significant health problems. At Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

November 14, 2022
A silver humidifier. How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy.

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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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

October 28, 2022
A view of orange trees through a window. Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide.

At Frank’s and Orca Heating & Refrigeration, we’re glad to share as much information as possible about protecting your IAQ.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

October 14, 2022
A woman relaxes on a couch. What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

Investing in one or more of these technologies and tools will help you and your family breathe a little easier.

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5 Tips to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality This Fall

September 28, 2022
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Get ready for cooler weather here in Harbor—fall is around the corner! When the outdoor temperatures start to drop, you probably will spend more time inside your home. Be sure to focus on enhancing your indoor air quality (IAQ) so that you can boost your overall home comfort and enjoy the autumn season to its fullest.

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How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

July 18, 2022
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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 California home’s relative indoor humidity.

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Air Duct Cleaning

May 27, 2022
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Your air ducts circulate a supply of fresh and properly treated air. But since ductwork mostly hides behind walls, ceilings, and floors, many California homeowners don’t take the time to monitor its condition.

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Leaky Ducts and You

February 17, 2022
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To diagnose and correct your leaky duct problem is a simple process that will greatly improve the comfort and health of your household.

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4 Reasons to Replace Your Home’s Air Filter

October 18, 2021
Dirty Air Filter

By changing your filter on a regular basis, you can help increase the efficiency of your HVAC system.

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Wildfires and Indoor Air Quality

August 13, 2021
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As wildfires continue to spread across California, Oregon, and other parts of the country, this is an appropriate time to think about improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your home or business.

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

June 30, 2021
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You should consider having your air ducts cleaned if you notice any or all of the following situations in your home.

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What Are Zone Control Systems?

April 16, 2021
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If you have a large home with multiple stories or a large household with family members who prefer different temperatures, consider installing a zone control system.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

March 15, 2021
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Our team can help you find ways to reduce allergens in your household through different indoor air quality solutions.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

January 29, 2021
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Improving the indoor air quality of your home or business can lead to better health, comfort, and budget.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

January 15, 2021
Dust on Wooden Table

Looking to eliminate dust in your home? You can greatly reduce dust levels by following some of the recommendations below.

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

July 30, 2020
Clogged Air Filter

Do you know the impact that clogged air filters have on your home? Replacing dirty air filters can mean better health and comfort.

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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

June 23, 2020
Air Filter

Air filters and air cleaners ensure clean indoor air for your household. Our team is here to show you currently available solutions.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

March 23, 2020
Living Room

Energy-efficient homes are more common than ever. Although they provide many benefits, including reducing overall energy usage and a smaller carbon footprint, they come with some disadvantages as well.  What Disadvantages? The most significant disadvantage is poor indoor air quality. Tightly sealed Crescent City area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily,…

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