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 cycles constantly through your home. It can also cause humidity imbalances and make your home susceptible to damage from mold. The good news is that it’s possible to have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart is ready to help!

Introduce 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 stream of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always practical and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It delivers 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 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 maintain a comfortable environment

Whenever the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—similar to that of the world’s driest deserts. These symptoms could signal 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 Nisair Air Conditioning in Stuart, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 772-318-4252 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!