Indoor Air Quality Articles

Your HVAC System Can Enhance Sleep

March 30, 2023
Woman Getting a Good Night's Sleep

The sound of a well-maintained heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is like a lullaby for a good night’s sleep.

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 Oregon home.

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Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide 

March 15, 2023
A person presses a carbon monoxide alarm. Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide.

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

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5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

February 15, 2023
5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality. Image shows Carbon Monoxide monitor.

What do you think of when you hear about air pollution? You might immediately imagine a giant cloud of smoke, cars spewing exhaust, or a trash incinerator––but have you ever thought about your own home in Salem?

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

November 14, 2022
Image of water build up on a window due to humidity. Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control.

When the weather gets chilly, you automatically adjust your furnace or heating system. However, it’s important to realize humidity levels play just as much of a leading role in your Oregon home.

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What You Should Know About Air Handlers

June 14, 2022
Air Handler

A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) air handler unit, or AHU, may resemble a furnace in appearance, but its purpose is very different. It conditions and circulates both cool and hot air, depending on what time of year it is.

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

March 7, 2022
Eliminate Dust

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust.

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Video- Replace Your Air Filter

August 19, 2021
Video- Replace Your Air Filter

Change your 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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Air Filters vs. Air Cleaners

May 10, 2021
fan on table

Our team at Gagle’s Heating, along with many manufacturers of air filtration and air purification products, are working to provide tools to help you ensure clean indoor air for you and your family. Here are some details about currently available solutions.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

October 31, 2020
what accessories can help with my 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.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

September 23, 2020
a cup of tea in front of a window with autumn view, why do i need a humidifier 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.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) Important?

April 9, 2020
Portrait of a happy mother and son at home petting their dog and smiling – lifestyle concepts

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 Salem area homes prevent heated and cooled air from escaping as easily, but they…

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The Problem With Clogged Air Filters

March 16, 2020
Man Replacing Filter

Busy careers, bustling families, engrossing hobbies, and overwhelming responsibilities keep most people busy day in and day out. It’s understandable why worrying about the air filter in your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is probably way down at the bottom of the priority list. However, our team at Gagle’s Heating wants to pass along…

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do With Allergies?

February 14, 2020
Woman Sneezing on Couch

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 Salem home is facing air-quality issues, you may be suffering anything from minor discomfort to significant allergy or health problems. Our team at Gagle’s Heating wants…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality

September 19, 2019
Shot inside an old train in autumn maples in Kyoto

With fall now upon us in Salem, Oregon 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 Gagles Heating, we know in cooler weather people tend to spend more…

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Kitchen Downdraft Exhaust Installation in Keizer, OR 97303

May 30, 2019

“I have worked with several Gagles personnel over the last few months on the installation of a downdraft kitchen exhaust unit. All of these people, including Mark, Daniel, Shilo, have been extremely knowledgeable, professional and done excellent work. I also had them do annual maintenance on my furnace and AC unit. Again, excellent service and…

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Clean Your Ducts!

January 18, 2019
dirty air ducts

Air ducts snake through your walls, distributing conditioned air in your home. When dust or mold is introduced to your ducts, it also gets circulated throughout your house and eventually into your nostrils. Scary, right? That’s why you should check your ducts for any contaminants. If your ducts appear dirty, you should have them cleaned.…

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Why do I Need a Humidifier?

September 20, 2018

A humidifier is a device that emits water vapor to increase the humidity in your home.  A humidifier battles the symptoms associated with cold weather. Cold weather can wreak havoc on your respiratory system but it can also damage your wooden furniture or musical instruments.  A humidifier combats all of these things by reintroducing the…

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Fall Indoor Air Quality in Oregon

September 14, 2017
Family Inside in Fall

With fall now upon us in Oregon, 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 to…

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