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. The downside is that it could lead to less than comfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated over and over through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and put your home at risk for damage from mold. The good news is that it’s possible to have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park 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 influx of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always an option and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better solution. It delivers fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air.

Keep humidity under control.

For good comfort and health, we recommend keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60%. A thermostat with humidity control can help. Here are some symptoms that might suggest 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

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

  • Frequent 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 Cooler Tymes LLC in Litchfield Park, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels through your entire home. Call us at 623-206-6770 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!