Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

A well-sealed and insulated home can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. The downside is that it could lead to comfort issues when the same air circulates repeatedly through your home. It can also result in 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. Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples wants 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 continuous flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always practical and can invite pollen and other allergens into your home. Putting in a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It mixes fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air.

Keep humidity under control.

For optimal comfort and health, we advise 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 turn on your air conditioner more often to stay cool and dry

When the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—similar to that of the world’s most parched deserts. These symptoms could alert you 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 Speedy Air Conditioning in Naples, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 239-596-2645 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!