Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

A well-sealed and insulated home can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. Unfortunately, this can lead to comfort issues when the same air cycles over and over through your home. It can also cause humidity imbalances and expose your home to the risk of damage from mold. The good news is you can have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach can help!

Provide a constant flow of fresh air.

To make your home as comfortable as possible and to curtail health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a uninterrupted influx of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always an option and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Investing in 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 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 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 run your air conditioner more often to stay cool and dry

If the air in your home is overly dry, you can also have problems. In the wintertime, indoor relative humidity can dip into single digits—surprisingly close to that of the world’s most barren deserts. These symptoms could mean that the humidity in your home is too low:

  • Recurrent 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 A2Z Air Inc in Boynton Beach, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels throughout your whole home. Call us at 954-562-0009 or make an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!