Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

It’s common knowledge that a well-sealed and insulated home can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. The downside is that it could lead to less than comfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated repeatedly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and expose your home to the risk of damage from mold. The good news is you can have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo wants to help!

Keep a constant flow of fresh air.

To make your home as comfortable as possible and to curtail health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a continuous flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always practical and can bring pollen and other allergens into your home. Putting in a whole-home ventilation system is a better idea. It mixes fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air.

Keep humidity under control.

For optimal comfort and health, we suggest keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60%. A thermostat with humidity control can help. Here are some red flags that may indicate your home is too humid:

  • Consistently damp areas
  • Musty odors
  • Condensation stains on the ceiling
  • Condensation or frost on windows
  • Sticky or clammy feeling in the air
  • Peeling wallpaper
  • You have to operate your air conditioner more often to stay cool and dry

Whenever the air in your home is excessively dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, indoor relative humidity can plummet into single digits—much like that of the world’s driest deserts. These symptoms could mean that the humidity in your home is too low:

  • Persistent allergies or respiratory illnesses
  • Scratchy, sore throat or excessive cough
  • Dry, irritated nasal passages
  • Dry, itchy skin
  • Chapped lips
  • Static shocks
  • Cracked, peeling wallpaper
  • Warped or cracked wood
  • Damage to household furnishings

At Air-Dynamics Inc in San Angelo, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels through your entire home. Call us at 325-655-2515 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!