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Indoor Air Quality – Are You Protected?



The cold, dark weather is back. Staying indoors becomes an all-too familiar activity. In fact, did you know that people can spend up-to 90% of their time indoors? Much of that time takes place in the comfort of their home. Now with the holidays approaching, there may be the obvious ways to keep your family safe, but have you ever considered the very air you breathe as a potential threat? One of the hardest things to assess, and maybe the easiest thing to forget about, is your home’s indoor air quality.Indoor air quality is extremely important when it comes to one’s health. Hazardous pollutants can be life threatening, yet go completely undetected. The U.S. EPA has estimated that indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted than the outdoor environment, ranking indoor pollutants as a top five environmental health concern.

How bad can your indoor air quality really be?

Immediate or long-term effects are possible. For starters, poor indoor air quality can be downright uncomfortable and could cause some or all of the following side-effects:

  • Sneezing
  • Congestion
  • Headaches
  • Irritated throat, nose or eyes
  • Frequent asthma episodes or respiratory infections

Long-term effects can be even worse…

  • Conjunctival (eye) irritation
  • Rashes
  • Fever, chills
  • Tachycardia (rapid heartbeat, sometimes leading to shortness of breath)
  • Headache or dizziness
  • Lethargy, fatigue, malaise
  • Nausea & vomiting
  • Myalgia (muscle pain)
  • Hearing loss

What are possible sources of poor indoor air quality?

There are some of the more obvious culprits such as smoking in or around your home, anything that burns (oil, gas, kerosene, wood, and candles), personal care products and household cleaning products. There are also some not-so-obvious causes of poor indoor air quality. These include, but are not limited to, new home construction, too much moisture, improper air circulation, and tracking pesticides and pollens in on shoes and clothing.

Poor Indoor Air Quality Solutions

Like any problem, there are some easy fixes to help increase your indoor air quality. These include little actions to be mindful of, such as taking off your shoes and using personal products in well-ventilated areas. However, these are only temporary, small changes that may or may not effectively protect your home from harmful pollutants.

Ensure the Purest Air

Investing in an air purifier is the surest way to keep you and your family safe. They efficiently remove bacteria, viruses, pollen and mold directly from your air, worrying about the tiniest of irritants, so you don’t have to. Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers only the best brands and service in the Pacific Northwest. Ask about their Bryant Evolution Series whole-home air purifier which has the ability to inactivate 99% of captured pathogens and irritants. The air is re-purified, not just filtered, as often as 8 times each hour! Additionally, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning offers low-cost alternatives that are portable and easy-to-install, such as the Daikin Portable Air Purifier or the Air Scrubber Plus. These are just three of the many products Bob’s has to offer.

Benefits of Air Purifiers

  • Removes pollutants such as pet dander, dust, pollen and mold from the air
  • Helps control allergies
  • Facilitates with eliminating odors
  • Makes your living space more comfortable
  • Quality air is a priceless, often taken-for-granted gift

Trust Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning, INC.

Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning installs top-of-the-line air purifiers that provide comfort and the highest indoor air quality in Western Washington homes. At Bob’s you will only find qualified expert technicians dedicated to providing the best service. Additionally, Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning proudly partners with organizations focused on sustainability and innovation, including Built Green, Energy Star, and Puget Sound Energy. Call now 1-800-840-3346 or click here to schedule your appointment today!




smart home

Here at Bob’s Smart Home we provide refined and user-friendly services for all budgets and demands. Whether your needs range from fundamental services to custom design and integration, we are the number one choice for home automation. Establishing a smart home for your residence will create a more entertaining, safe and accessible environment for you.

What are Smart Home Services and the Benefits?

Maybe you had a long day at work and jump right into bed. Grab your accessible device and easily turn off or dim the lights, play soothing music and lock your doors all at once. It is just that simple!

With over 50 years of home technology experience, Bob’s Smart Home implements services with a simple use of a user-friendly Crestron interface on your smartphone, tablet, PC or desktop. With home automation, you can control, adjust, and configure Audio, Lighting, Security and Surveillance to create a comfortable easy lifestyle! Additional services can also include automation for your thermostat, front door lock, and more!

What are the Options for Packages?


Bob’s Smart Home Automation Starter Package involves heating and cooling, lighting and security to be controlled on which ever smart device you desire to use. This option also allows you to establish a system schedules that best fits your needs.

The Start Package includes

  1. Crestron Pyng Hub Main Controller
  2. Crestron Smart Thermostat
  3. Five Crestron Smart Dimmers/Lighting Keypads
  4. 3 Year Limited Warranty
  5. Asus Wi-Fi Gig-a-Bit Router
  6. Crestron Yale Smart Door Lock
  7. Installation and Programming included


Bob’s Smart Home Audio Option allows you to control all of your audio sources with the Crestron’s interface whether you are inside or outside! This package features controllers and has different customized options for audio systems that are wired or wireless as well for any room of your choosing in your home.


Bob’s Smart Home Lighting in partner with Crestron Pyng Technology has endless options for lighting. With an in-wall Smart Keypad, you are able to control the ambiance in your house with a simple touch of a button. Additionally, this package has 5 Smart Keypads that provides boundless ways to configure your light settings.


Want to feel safer in your home more than ever before? Bob’s Smart Home Security Option may be the selection for you. This option allows you check up on your home on your smart phone, tablet, desktop, or PC. Through this, you can easily lock your doors and adjust your lighting or heating so that you feel comfortable that your home is in good hands. There are several ways that you can choose to make your home a safer place such allowing the alarm to sound when a burglar enters your home and turns on all the lights. Whatever your needs, we may have the particular option for you to protect you and your family.


To feel even safer, you can also watch your household from your smart devices with Bob’s Smart Home Surveillance Option. This allows you to watch over your family when you are away as the cameras capture every angle. For example, you can turn on the motion activation mode that records when movement is sensed by the camera.

How to get it?

If you want more information about how Bob’s Smart Home can provide service for your home, please check out our website at Our hours are Mon-Fri from 8am-5:30pm.