Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

If your home is well sealed and insulated, it can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. Unfortunately, this can lead to uncomfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated constantly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and put your home at risk for damage from mold. That said, you’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene 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 constant flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always an option and can bring pollen and other allergens into your home. Investing in a whole-home ventilation system is a better solution. It mixes fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air.

Keep humidity under control.

For improved 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 could mean 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 maintain a comfortable environment

When the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—similar to that of the world’s most parched deserts. These symptoms could signal 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels through your entire home. Call us at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!