How Your HVAC System Can Help With Allergies

Sneezing-woman Living with allergies or asthma every day can make life complicated. Breathing can be difficult, it’s uncomfortable, and a real nuisance. Consistent allergies can be a real physical drain and no matter how hard you clean your home, irritants in the air that cause allergies will still find their way in. If you dust and clean well regularly and limit your exposure to known allergens, but still struggle with asthma or allergy attacks on a regular basis, discover how HVAC systems and air filters work to clean the air, ridding it of potential allergens.

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Specialty Heating & Cooling – Welcome to our Blog!

Hello and welcome to our blog!

Specialty Heating & Cooling has been serving the HVAC (heating, cooling & air conditioning) needs of the greater Portland area since 1985. Yes, that’s over 29 years of experience we are proud to offer our valued customers. Call us 24 hours a day at 503-620-5643. That’s right, 24 hours a day you will receive live customer service; no voicemail, dial-a-person automation or messaging machines!

Our Mission Statement

Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer logoAs a company, we will work together to provide the best solutions for your indoor comfort needs in a timely, professional, honest and reliable manner.

We offer furnace, air conditioner & heat pump service (repairs), sales and installation. While we can service any brand of equipment (Carrier, Trane, Lennox, Ruud, Goodman, American Standard, and more!) we are a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer. We believe that Carrier offers the most outstanding products, support and overall integrity in the heating & cooling world.

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No ducts? No problem.

10289803_663064990407808_63201194573798700_nIf you’re tired of paying huge electricity bills because of your electric baseboard heating or if you’re sick of hauling that huge window air conditioning unit in and out of your home every summer, we’ve got good news! Ductless heat pumps offer year-round comfort while using up to 50 percent less electricity to heat or cool your home. Now through the end of June, buy a Daikin ductless heat pump & receive one interior unit (zone) free AND get up to $1390 in tax credits & rebates!!

What is a ductless heating and cooling?
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Carrier Infinity Performance Air Purifiers

Nowadays, we constantly hear about air quality – we hear how our air is littered with pollutants, molds, bacteria, and other harmful particles that can contaminate our lungs and affect our health. Here are a couple of interesting facts:

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  • The average person breathes about 8,000 liters of air per day.
  • According to the EPA, indoor air can be 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
  • Over 99% of the particles in the air are smaller than 1 micron; not heavy enough to settle out of the air, they remain airborne unless filtered out.
  • A human sneeze may add 100,000 pathogen-containing droplets of moisture to the air which can be circulated throughout the home.
  • A buildup of contaminants on your A/C indoor coil (located either above or below your furnace) just .002” thick can reduce airflow up to 9%.

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