Indoor Air Quality Articles

Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

June 28, 2024
Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep. Asian women She is in bed and was waking up in the morning. She felt very refreshed.

If odd sounds, such as banging, squealing, or rattling, from your HVAC system are keeping you up at night, it is time to schedule maintenance and regain a peaceful nighttime environment in your Washington home.

Continue Reading

What Do Air Purifiers and Air Filters Do?

October 13, 2023
What Do Air Purifiers and Air Filters Do? Air purifier a living room, air cleaner removing fine dust in house. protect PM 2.5 dust and air pollution concept.

A tightly sealed home prevents conditioned air from escaping, allowing your home to maintain a consistent temperature for longer periods. That means your air conditioner (AC), furnace, or heat pump can run less to keep you comfortable.

Continue Reading

Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

September 29, 2023
Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control. Raindrop on window with Handle Blur tree background Rainy Season.

When indoor plumbing became more popular in the 1940s, a whole new level of comfort and convenience began for homeowners. However, with that convenience came new challenges. One of those challenges is controlling humidity levels so they remain safe and comfortable inside your home. According to HVAC.com, the ideal humidity level is between 30 percent and 50 percent.

Continue Reading

Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy?

January 27, 2023
Why Is My Furnace Filter Soggy? Image of dirty air filter.

You have just inspected your air filter, only to find it is sopping wet! Thoughts begin to race through your head, and you ask yourself, Is my furnace breaking down? or Is this going to be expensive to repair? Fortunately, there is no need for panic.

Continue Reading

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.

Continue Reading

How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC system

October 28, 2022
A close up of an LED light. How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC system.

Adding an UV lighting system to the HVAC equipment of your Washington home creates a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.

Continue Reading

How to Protect Your Indoor Air Quality During the Wildfire Season

October 14, 2022
A person holds an air quality control panel outdoors. How to Protect Your Indoor Air Quality During the Wildfire Season.

We specialize in creating healthy homes and happy families. Here are a few practical ways to protect your air quality during the wildfire season.

Continue Reading

The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 8, 2022
Winter Indoor Air Quality

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 Washington, creating some significant health problems. At Ballard Natural Gas, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

Continue Reading

How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

February 8, 2021

In reality, dust is definitely no laughing matter, no matter the setting. It’s easy to see how it can affect the indoor air quality (IAQ) of your Seattle home, leading to allergens. At Ballard Natural Gas, we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home.

Continue Reading

Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

December 14, 2020
fan inside

Stand outdoors on one of those days when the weather feels perfect, take a few deep breaths, and enjoy the fresh air.

Continue Reading

Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

September 30, 2020
Water vapor coming out of a humidifier | Why Do I Need a Humidifier In the Fall? | Seattle, WA

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

Continue Reading

What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

September 15, 2020
indoor air quality.

Our Ballard team wants to share with you the following list of the different indoor air quality accessories available out there. Making an investment in one or more of these helpful technologies and tools for your home just might help you and your family breathe a little easier.

Continue Reading

Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

May 11, 2020
Dehumidifier

Do you know the importance of a dehumidifier for your Seattle home? Ballard Natural Gas wants to share how humidifiers can help your home’s comfort.

Continue Reading

What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

April 17, 2020
Woman Opening Shades

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 Ballard Natural Gas…

Continue Reading

Protect Your Family with Air Scrubber

March 16, 2020

Install an Air Scrubber by Aerus with ActivePure® Technology and protect what you care most about — your family, friends, pets and home. Aerus features the only Certied Space Technology™ by NASA in its class. And it is the only company that utilizes ActivePure® Certified Technology™ to protect against airborne and surface contaminants. ActivePure® Technology is…

Continue Reading

How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 16, 2020
sick kid.

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Washington. At Ballard Natural Gas, 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 Seattle homes and businesses that are energy efficient, environmentally friendly—and extremely…

Continue Reading

Protect Your Home From Carbon Monoxide Leaks

January 22, 2019

You must take proactive steps to prevent carbon monoxide leaks to protect yourself, your family, and/or your pets. Given the associated risks, learn what you should do to stay safe.

Continue Reading

Four Ways to Change Your Home’s Air Quality for the Better

January 17, 2019

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. According to the EPA (U.S. Environmental Agency), you may be exposed to two to five times more airborne pollutants…

Continue Reading

Fall Indoor Air Quality

October 9, 2018

With fall now upon us in Seattle, WA, 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 IAQ directly affects your comfort in your home. In cooler weather, people tend to spend more time indoors at home, so it’s important…

Continue Reading

Air Scrubber Plus

May 9, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” custom_padding=”|” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_post_title global_module=”194″ saved_tabs=”all” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”off” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Post Content” background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” _builder_version=”3.0.105″] CLEANS Air Scrubber Plus® with ActivePure™ technology, makes cleaning surfaces, mopping up offending…

Continue Reading

All About Thermostats

April 17, 2018

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″][et_pb_row make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” custom_padding=”|” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off” background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_post_title global_module=”194″ saved_tabs=”all” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”off” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”off” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” parallax=”on” background_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Post Content” background_layout=”light” use_border_color=”off” _builder_version=”3.0.105″ background_position=”top_left” background_repeat=”repeat” background_size=”initial”] There are many different kinds of thermostats…

Continue Reading

Humidifiers in the Fall

September 14, 2017

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” custom_padding=”|” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Post Title” global_module=”194″ saved_tabs=”all” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”off” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Post Content” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] In many places, evidence of fall’s presence is obvious…

Continue Reading

Does an Air Conditioner Help With Allergies In Seattle?

June 12, 2017

[et_pb_section bb_built=”1″ admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row” make_fullwidth=”off” use_custom_width=”off” width_unit=”on” use_custom_gutter=”off” custom_padding=”|” padding_mobile=”off” allow_player_pause=”off” parallax=”off” parallax_method=”off” make_equal=”off”][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_post_title admin_label=”Post Title” global_module=”194″ saved_tabs=”all” title=”on” meta=”on” author=”off” date=”on” categories=”on” comments=”off” featured_image=”off” featured_placement=”below” parallax_effect=”on” parallax_method=”on” text_orientation=”left” text_color=”dark” text_background=”off” text_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0.9)” module_bg_color=”rgba(255,255,255,0)” title_all_caps=”off” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid” /][et_pb_text admin_label=”Post Content” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Air conditioners can help filter your home’s air and…

Continue Reading

What is an Air Cleaner?

March 28, 2017

The air we breath is just as important to our health as the food we eat or the beverages we drink. Air quality is one of the most important and yet least thought about contributors to our health and well being. According to the Environmental Protection Agency, your indoor air can be 2 to 5…

Continue Reading

Use Zone Controls for Energy Efficiency in Seattle

March 10, 2017

Do some areas of your home have inconsistent temperatures even as you adjust your thermostat? If you have a large home or a home with multiple stories and you are not using more than one thermostat you most likely have an uneven distribution of heating or cooling. A zone control system gives you control over…

Continue Reading

Indoor Air Quality in Seattle: Air Cleaners vs. Air Purifiers

December 13, 2016

When trying to improve the indoor air quality in your Seattle home, you may consider installing an air cleaner or air purifier. These devices filter unwanted contaminants out of your home’s air—allowing you to breathe easier and healthier air. But, how do you know what the difference is between air cleaners and air purifier and…

Continue Reading

Indoor Air Causing Allergies? Duct Cleaning is the Answer!

September 26, 2016

The fall can be a high allergen season, especially here in Seattle. And while we can’t manage the dust and debris that is in the air outside we can manage the dust and debris inside our homes. You can take control of your indoor air and help with some of the causes of fall allergies…

Continue Reading

What is Carbon Monoxide Poisoning?

September 9, 2016

Ballard Natural Gas Service provides maintenance and service on all possible CO producing appliances as well as Carbon Monoxide detectors for your home and office. What is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless gas. It is formed by the incomplete combustion of carbon, or the incomplete burning of natural gas and other…

Continue Reading

What is an Air Filter?

March 21, 2016

Air filters are used to keep the air in your home or office clean and to keep your furnace or air conditioner clean. Dirt from the air can clog your heat exchanger, or cause it to work double time which can result in short cycling or shutting down all together. As an air filter gets…

Continue Reading