Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

It’s common knowledge that 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 is circulated constantly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and put your home at risk for damage from mold. That said, you’ll be glad to know that it’s possible to have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Air Temperature Control in Macon 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 influx of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always practical and can bring pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better idea. It provides 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 signs that could mean 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 get comfortable

When the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, indoor relative humidity can plummet into single digits—surprisingly close to that of the world’s most barren deserts. These symptoms could alert you 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 Air Temperature Control in Macon, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!