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. However, this could cause uncomfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated constantly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and make your home susceptible to damage from mold. What’s encouraging, though, is that you can have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Temp Control of Vero Beach in Vero Beach is ready to help!

Introduce a constant flow of fresh air.

To make your home as comfortable as possible and to reduce health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a constant stream of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always realistic and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Investing in a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It provides 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 symptoms 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 run your air conditioner more often to stay cool and dry

When the air in your home is overly dry, you can also have problems. In the winter, indoor relative humidity can dip 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:

  • 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 Temp Control of Vero Beach in Vero Beach, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels throughout your whole home. Call us at 772-232-7649 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!