Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

A well-sealed and insulated home can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. However, this could cause comfort issues when the same air is circulated repeatedly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and make your home susceptible to damage from mold. That said, you’ll be glad to know you can have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville can help!

Keep a constant flow of fresh air.

To make your home as comfortable as possible and to reduce health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a uninterrupted influx 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 solution. It provides 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 signs 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 excessively dry, you can also have problems. In the wintertime, indoor relative humidity can plummet into single digits—similar to that of the world’s most barren deserts. These symptoms could mean 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 Ken Parker Service Inc in Greenville, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 903-883-2829 or set up an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!