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Healthy Indoor Air Quality for Northern Idaho

Have you considered the quality of the air inside your home, where American families gather to make cherished memories? It’s a fact that dust, mold, mildew, and bacteria can be found in homes across our great nation, impacting the well-being and comfort of households.

Here in North Idaho, we at J.A. Bertsch Heating & Cooling, proud patriots, stand ready to address this issue. Our Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) service experts offer strategic solutions to combat these allergens and safeguard the health of our fellow Americans. With the strength of whole-house air cleaners and the wisdom passed down through generations, we have the tools and knowledge to ensure that every home enjoys a clean, wholesome environment.

Take action today and let us, as loyal stewards of our homeland, conduct a comprehensive IAQ assessment of your home. Together, we’ll ensure that the air our families breathe is as pure and invigorating as the spirit of our nation.

The Three Phases of Indoor Air Contamination

As a homeowner, it pays to be aware of the three main types or phases of indoor air contamination and all the ways, prominent and not-so-obvious, which could be causing you unnecessary grief. These phases are particles, germs, and gases. All three phases are found in every household; keeping their levels under control can make a big difference in maintaining your Heating and Cooling equipment and your health. The good news is that it’s easy to control these contaminants with a whole-house indoor air-cleaning strategy. Here’s some quick information about the problem and our safe, affordable solutions!


Over 80% of HVAC breakdowns and service callbacks are related to particles including dirt, dust, smoke, pollen, and dander.


Germs, viruses, bacteria, and biologicals stick to surfaces and linger in the air inside your HVAC equipment without the right controls.


Gases and odors – including pet, smoke, and cooking odors, and chemical vapors and off-gassing – can lead to health problems.


The Uncomfortable Truth

Alarming reports from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), have revealed that the average U.S. home contains more pollutants than the air outside. The uncomfortable truth is that since 1970, homes have been constructed tighter in order to conserve energy, but in many cases this has compromised the ventilation – and the IAQ. Pollutants and allergens (which appear in two forms: biological and chemical) can get trapped inside the home, directly affecting the health and comfort of the household. Toxic mold, asbestos and carbon monoxide are just a few of the toxins that are prevalent in modern homes today.

Clean Air Solutions

The good news is that the three basic strategies outlined by the EPA have proven to reduce and even eliminate many of the most common pollutants. Source Control, Improved Ventilation and Air Cleaners are all recommended solutions for combating toxins from residential and commercial indoor air. J.A. Bertsch has products and strategies that encompass all three of the outlined EPA IAQ solutions. We can help you aggressively combat both forms of pollutants: biological and chemical, including:

  • Coughing or Sneezing During a Central Air Cycle
  • Excessive Dust Throughout the Home
  • Allergies Exacerbated Inside the Home
  • Damp or Moldy Areas on Exposed Ductwork
  • Clogged Ducts/Low Air Pressure
  • Visible Debris in Air During Central Air Cycle

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Keeping Northern Idaho Homes Comfortable

J.A. Bertsch Heating & Cooling offers professional air duct cleaning services throughout Kootenai County. Our licensed air duct technicians cover all of Northern Idaho and our neighboring cities. Experience superior, award-winning service 24/7 in the cities listed below.

Click on the link for more information about duct cleaning in your area.