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. Unfortunately, this can lead to less than comfortable living conditions when the same air circulates repeatedly through your home. It can also result in 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. Twin Air LLC in Manassas can help!

Introduce a constant flow of fresh air.

To make your home as comfortable as possible and to curtail health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a uninterrupted influx of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always realistic and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It mixes fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air.

Keep humidity under control.

For good 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 turn on your air conditioner more often to maintain a comfortable environment

Whenever the air in your home is too dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, 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:

  • 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 Twin Air LLC in Manassas, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 703-754-1062 or make an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!