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 less than comfortable living conditions when the same air is circulated repeatedly through your home. It can also lead to humidity imbalances and expose your home to the risk of 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. Point Heating & Cooling in Plover can help! Provide 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 flow of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always realistic and can bring pollen and other allergens into your home. Installing a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It delivers fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air. Keep humidity under control. For optimal 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 red flags 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 stay cool and dry Whenever 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—much like that of the world’s most barren deserts. These symptoms could mean 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 Point Heating & Cooling in Plover, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels throughout your whole home. Call us at 715-345-1979 or make an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!