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 uncomfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated over and over 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 you can have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust 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 uninterrupted flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always an option and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better idea. It delivers fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air. Keep humidity under control. For good comfort and health, we recommend keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60%. A thermostat with humidity control can help. Here are some signs that might suggest 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 Whenever the air in your home is excessively dry, you can also have problems. In the winter, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—much like that of the world’s most parched deserts. These symptoms could mean 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 Dynamic Comfort Solutions in Locust, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels for your whole home. Call us at 704-485-5506 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!