Does your home seem unusually dusty? Are you constantly fighting off the sniffles? Is static electricity a problem? These are just a few possible signs of the impact Bad Air can have in your home. Poor air quality can affect your family's health, your comfort, and it can even damage your home.
According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, approximately 50% of illnesses are either caused or aggravated by bad air inside the home. What's "bad" are airborne pollutants and moisture imbalances that can seriously jeopardize your family's health and well being:
Moisture imbalances are a chief culprit in the battle against bad air. Too much moisture or too little moisture in your home can have a big impact on the way you feel.
If the Humidity level in your home is too high, the air feels sticky, moist and warmer than the actual temperature. You find yourself lowering the thermostat, making the air conditioner work overtime in an attempt to feel more comfortable.
If the Humidity level is too low, the air feels cooler than the actual temperature. You're more likely to feel tired and achy, have itchy skin and get zapped by annoying static electricity.
You've spent a lot of time and energy making your house into the perfect home. Bad air can really spoil things. Once again, moisture is the biggest problem.
Too much moisture in the air can cause Mold and mildew damage to nearly any surface, including walls, furniture, carpeting and drapes. In fact, all your valuables need protection from excessive Humidity.
Too little moisture can cause problems, too, causing wood floors and furnishings to crack, split or warp. Dry air can cause paint to flake and wallpaper to peel.