Indoor Air Quality Articles

Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide

March 15, 2024
Learn the Facts About Carbon Monoxide. Woman watching technician installing a carbon monoxide detector in ceiling.

We often hear from Oregon customers who want to understand the risks of carbon monoxide (CO). At Robben & Sons Heating Inc, we’re glad to share as much information as possible about protecting your indoor air quality (IAQ)—especially when it comes to the deadly nature of this silent killer.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

July 31, 2023
Image of condensation on glass. Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control.

When the weather gets chilly, you automatically adjust your furnace or heating system. And the air conditioner tends to be center stage in the heat of the summer.

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What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do with Allergies?

June 8, 2023
Image of plant/flower. What Does Indoor Air Quality Have to Do with Allergies?

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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How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC System

March 22, 2023
Image of a UV light. How UV Lights Benefit Your HVAC system.

Adding an ultraviolet (UV) lighting system to the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment of your Oregon home or business creates a healthier environment for you and your loved ones.

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What Do Air Purifiers and Air Filters Do?

March 10, 2023
Image of inside of a home. What Do Air Purifiers and Air Filters Do?

A well-insulated home also means less natural ventilation. Dust, debris, and germs don’t have anywhere to escape. Fortunately, there’s technology to combat this problem.

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Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home

February 22, 2023
Image of a humidifier. Benefits of Using a Humidifier in Your Home.

If you don’t have a humidifier in your Portland home, then you may not be aware of just how useful these devices can truly be.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

October 22, 2022
Image of a humidifier. Why Do I Need a Humidifier?

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 Clackamas home, you may benefit from investing in a humidification system.

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How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy

August 31, 2022
Blog Title: How a Whole-House Humidifier Keeps You Healthy Photo: Whole-House Humidifier

At Robben and Sons, our professionals will walk you through the design process & ensure that your Clackamas home properly utilizes a whole-house humidification system. We believe you should have total control of your indoor health, safety, & comfort.

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The Basics of Winter Indoor Air Quality

February 21, 2022
The Basics of 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 OR, creating some significant health problems. At Robben and Sons, we recommend taking precautions to avoid the common issues associated with winter indoor air quality.

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Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

December 30, 2021
Mother and Kids enjoying time together in their home showing why indoor air quality is important.

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

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

December 15, 2021

Everyone has it, and nobody wants it. Dust. What exactly is it? According to an article in Time magazine, “dust consists of some combination of shed bits of human skin, animal fur, decomposing insects, food debris, lint and organic fibers from clothes, bedding and other fabrics, tracked-in soil, soot, particulate matter from smoking and cooking,…

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How to Eliminate Dust in My Home

December 15, 2021
This is a close-up of dust on woman finger taken from wooden table.

At Robben and Sons Heating, we know how important clean indoor air quality is for your home. With indoor air quality typically being dirtier than your outdoor air, you need to take measures to reduce factors contributing to the indoor pollution.

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Why Do I Need a Humidifier in the Fall?

October 27, 2021
Humidifier in the Fall | Portland

Fall is a beautiful time of the year—but it comes with a drop in humidity levels. If you’re concerned about the humidity change and want to enhance your comfort inside your Portland home, installing a humidifier is an excellent option.

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Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

August 19, 2021
Why Is a Home Dehumidifier Important?

Here is some important information from Robben & Sons about dehumidifiers and the role they play in your home’s health and comfort.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

July 28, 2021
5 Ways to Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

At Robben & Sons, we want you to breathe in fresh air, which is why we offer maintenance to keep your HVAC in top shape.

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How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

June 14, 2021
How Can You Manage Your Home’s Humidity?

At Robben & Sons, we always strive to find ways to improve your comfort and energy savings. Let’s zap that excess moisture right out of the room, and look at ways to manage your Oregon home’s relative indoor humidity.

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What Accessories Can Help With My Indoor Air Quality?

February 16, 2021
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.

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Robben & Sons Health and Safety Policy

February 1, 2021

Robben & Sons Heating, Inc. update on Coronavirus. In the current and changing environment regarding coronavirus, we believe it is important we do what we can to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. We are dedicated to the safety and well-being of our clients and have adopted the following policies, ensuring we are doing everything…

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Why Air Duct Cleaning Is Important

January 1, 2021
Close up horizontal photo of female hand cleaning dirty bathroom fan vent cover with blue sponge

Just like your lungs are an important connection to the rest of your respiratory system, your home’s ductwork, or air ducts, are importantly connected to your heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system. For your HVAC system—and your lungs—to perform at peak level, the numerous airways need to be open and clear. All in the name of breathing properly.

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Improve Your Home’s Indoor Air Quality

October 15, 2020
Old electric fan near the bed in the room

Improving the indoor air quality (IAQ) at your Portland home or business makes sense on so many levels. Consider your health, your comfort, and your household budget. It’s hard to imagine a more important investment than improving the air you breathe!

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Fall Indoor Air Quality (IAQ)

September 29, 2020
Shot inside an old train in autumn maples in Kyoto

With fall now upon us in Clackamas, 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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What Are Air Scrubbers?

September 16, 2020
Exhaust fan on top in bathroom

These days, you cannot help but think more about killing germs, staying healthy, and paying a little extra attention to personal hygiene. Given that most of us spend about 90 percent of our time indoors, effectively destroying viruses and bacteria is now very relevant to all of our lives. Air scrubbers use the latest advancements in residential indoor air quality (IAQ) technology to keep your Oregon home healthy and safe.

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Why You Need Whole-House Humidity Control

August 31, 2020
A woman checking her humidifier to show why your need whole-house humidifiers to help control the level of humidity in your home.

Today, the combination of indoor plumbing as well as seasonal humidity can contribute to issues such as mold growth. Our professionals at Robben and Sons want to share with you some tips on controlling humidity and, furthermore, humidity control consequences in your Portland home.

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What Indoor Air Quality Accessories Can Help Keep Me Healthy?

May 1, 2020
Man and woman reading article on phone learning what indoor air quality accessories can help keep them healthy.

Our Robben and Sons 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.

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How Can Your HVAC Equipment Help Protect Against Coronavirus?

March 19, 2020
Woman hands using wash hand sanitizer gel dispenser

The spread of coronavirus disease 19 (COVID-19) has all of us greatly concerned in Oregon. At Robben & Sons Heating, 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 Clackamas homes and businesses that are energy-efficient, environmentally friendly—and extremely…

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Leaky Ducts and You

February 28, 2020
what leaky ducts might look like in your home.

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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What You Need to Know About Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

January 30, 2020
Technician inspecting home's detector and explaining what is needed to know about Carbon Monoxide poisoning.

We know how serious carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning is. Our Robben and Sons Heating professionals provide maintenance and service on all possible carbon-monoxide-producing appliances, as well as carbon monoxide detectors for your Clackamas home and office. What Is Carbon Monoxide? Carbon monoxide is a poisonous, odorless, and tasteless gas. It’s formed by the incomplete combustion of…

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