Why is Indoor Air Quality Important? A well-sealed and insulated home can be great for your wallet with lower utility bills. Unfortunately, this can lead to uncomfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated constantly 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 that it’s possible to have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene wants to help! Provide a constant flow of fresh air. To make your home as comfortable as possible and to curtail health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a constant flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always an option and can bring pollen and other allergens into your home. Investing in a whole-home ventilation system is a better solution. 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 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 maintain a comfortable environment When the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, indoor relative humidity can dip into single digits—similar to that of the world’s most parched deserts. These symptoms could signal 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 Abilene Air-Tech Inc in Abilene, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels throughout your whole home. Call us at 325-200-4667 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!