Best Dusting Techniques & Products to Improve Your IAQ

Posted on: September 25, 2019
Having dust build up in your home can lead to a variety of issues. Dust can be made up of harmful particles, including dust mites, pollen, and bacteria. When these particles become airborne, it’s easy to breathe them in. Particulates have been associated with worsening asthma symptoms, coughing, sneezing and the spread of disease. Using the proper dusting techniques can help you keep dust under control. Efficient Dusting Techniques When you’re dusting, think about starting from the top of a room and moving down. Begin with the top of bookshelves, fan blades and other surfaces that are high up. This[…]

How Your Roof Impacts Your HVAC System

Posted on: September 15, 2019
Heating and cooling your home is about so much more than just the size and strength of your HVAC system. Other factors, such as your roof, can play a huge role in helping your HVAC system keep your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. Let’s take a quick look at a few of the ways that your roof can impact the overall performance of your HVAC system: Reflection Most modern roofs are built to reflect at least 25% of the heat from the sun away from the home. As a result, your HVAC system needs to[…]

How to Measure Your Home’s Energy Efficiency

Posted on: August 20, 2019
Energy efficiency isn’t the first thing people think about when the topic of home improvement comes up. However, it can lead to substantial savings and environmental benefits. There’s a reason for all those high monthly energy bills. Weak energy efficiency could be the culprit. Here are some insights on how to improve energy efficiency: Be Honest About Air Leaks Is there a gap where the bottom of your rear door meets the floor? Do upstairs windows display cracks? These and other sources of air leaks undermine energy efficiency immensely. Even the best HVAC system must work overtime to regulate temperatures[…]

Thermostat Reading the Wrong Temperature?

Posted on: August 6, 2019
If the thermostat says that your home is warmer or cooler than it actually is, the false reading can result in higher energy bills. In addition, running an air conditioner or furnace constantly for hours or days at a time could lead to its components wearing out faster than necessary. Therefore, it is important that you determine the cause of a faulty thermostat. The Thermostat Might Be in the Wrong Spot A thermostat that is placed near a vent or in direct sunlight may indicate that the house is warmer than it actually is. If a thermostat is placed in[…]

Central Air Conditioning Vs. Ductless

Posted on: July 17, 2019
When most people think about AC, they imagine central air that pushes cold air through ducts. However, modern innovations like ductless air conditioners, also known as mini-splits, introduce new options. Central air still offers a compelling cooling solution for many homeowners, but a ductless system might be ideal for your situation. Key Differences A central air conditioner connects to a home’s ductwork. The outside unit expels heat extracted from interior air as the system circulates air through the evaporator coil near the furnace. The system cools the entire home. A ductless system also has an outdoor unit but uses a[…]

Top Benefits of Commercial AC Service

Posted on: July 1, 2019
Commercial AC service is not something you can overlook as a responsible business owner in Springfield, Oregon. These are some of the top reasons why this AC service is vital for your business. The helpful techs at can take care of your commercial AC service in Springfield throughout the year. Maintaining a Comfortable Commercial Space There is nothing worse than having a broken AC unit in an office in the summer. Your employees and customers will not be happy. You also do not want your office stuck with poor indoor air quality because your commercial AC unit has had proper[…]

Why Commercial AC Repair Is So Important

Posted on: June 27, 2019
When everything is working correctly, you probably don’t even think about your commercial air quality system. When things go wrong, however, you’ll suddenly be faced with a real problem. Your business depends on this system to keep your customers happy and your employees comfortable. If it fails, there can be real consequences in lost revenue and productivity. It’s important to have experienced professionals handle any repairs you need for your commercial system. The following reasons are just some of the many benefits provided by commercial experience. Knowledge of Commercial Systems A commercial air system is not simply a larger version[…]

How to Fix Uneven Cooling in Your Home

Posted on: June 1, 2019
Uneven cooling is among the most common air conditioning problems homeowners deal with. These problems can range from relatively small hot or cold spots to entire rooms and even floors that are hotter or colder than other areas at the same thermostat setting. The good news is that this is usually fixable, and you can get the details you need by scheduling an HVAC inspection. Air Filters and Return Vents has been providing air conditioning services to Springfield, Oregon, and beyond for more than 15 years. In our experience, unevenness is often due to a lack of maintenance. The fix[…]

Allergy Season is Here! Here’s How to Keep Your Air Clean

Posted on: May 22, 2019
When you have respiratory conditions or allergies, keeping your air pure becomes vital so as not to exacerbate the problem. Mold, viruses, bacteria, and smoke can all cause air quality issues in homes. The city of Eugene, OR, had the highest pollen count in the world at one point in 2018. If you live in Eugene, Springfield, or a nearby area, here are some steps that you can take to keep your air clean so you can breathe easier. Use Air Filters There are many fine particles that hang out in the air in your home. Air filters can help[…]

Top 3 Reasons to Rely On an AC Professional

Posted on: May 2, 2019
During the summer season, a cool house gives you a break from the outside heat. Before the hotter weather approaches, you’ll want to make sure your air conditioner is properly tuned and ready to keep your family cool. Sure, you know how to remove the lint from the air filter, but there is so much more to maintaining your system. There are many benefits to working with a professional technician. 1. Maintenance Helps Avoid Expensive Breakdowns The main reason to get professional help with your air conditioner is that certified technicians are trained to spot damage that can go unnoticed[…]