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 uncomfortable living conditions when the same air cycles constantly through your home. It can also cause humidity imbalances and expose your home to the risk of damage from mold. That said, you’ll be glad to know you can have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble can 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 idea. It delivers 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 signs 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 maintain a comfortable environment If the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the wintertime, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—much like 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 Arrings A/C & Heating in Humble, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels throughout your whole home. Call us at 281-713-8304 or make an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!