Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Today, new homes are well sealed and insulated. They’re energy efficient, but low airflow could cause uncomfortable air conditions inside as the same air is continuously re-circulated throughout your home. This recirculation can distrupt your home’s humidity balance and could cause damage from mold. Rest easy, though, because Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester can help you have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable!

A continuous flow of fresh air is key.

Reduce health-threatening pollutants and make your home as comfortable as possible by making sure you have a constant flow of fresh air. You might like to open the windows, but that only works in fair weather. Plus, open windows can allow more allergens into your home. So what is the solutions? A whole home ventilation system pulls fresh outside air in with your conditioned air.

Control humidity for your comfort and health.

We recommend keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60% for your best comfort and health. Here are some signs that your home is too humid:

  • Regularly 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 to get comfortable
  • You can also run into problems with your health and home when the air is too dry. During colder months, indoor relative humidity can be as dry as some of the world’s most parched deserts. If you experience any of these symptoms, the humidity in your home could be too low:
    • Excessive 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

So, what can you do if your home has a humidity imbalance? Call Thornberry Bros Inc in Winchester at 859-414-0596. We’ve got dehumidifiers and humidifiers that will help ensure your home is a comfortable home.

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