Why is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Today, new homes are well sealed and insulated. They are highly energy efficient, but the lack of airflow could cause uncomfortable air conditions inside as the same air is continuously re-circulated throughout your home. This recirculation can distrupt your home’s humidity balance and even cause damage from mold. No worries, though, because Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach can help you have the best of both worlds: an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable!

Your key is a continuous flow of fresh air.

Decrease health-threatening pollutants and make your home as comfortable as possible by ensuring a constant flow of fresh air. You might like to open the windows, but that only works in fair weather. What’s worse, open windows can usher more allergens into your home. So what is the solutions? A whole home ventilation system pulls fresh outside air in with your conditioned air.

Control humidity for your comfort and health.

We recommend keeping your home’s relative humidity levels between 30% and 60% for your best comfort and health. Here are some signs that your home is too humid:

  • Regularly 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 to stay cool and dry
  • You can also have problems with your health and home when the air is too dry. During winter months, indoor relative humidity can be as dry as some of the world’s harshest deserts. If you notice any of these symptoms, the humidity in your home could be too low:
    • Recurring 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

So, what can you do if your home has a humidity issue? Call Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach at 561-612-0242 or schedule a consultation online. We’ve got dehumidifiers and humidifiers that will help ensure your home is a comfortable home.

Allergies and Other Health Problems in West Palm Beach could be a Result of Poor Air Quality

Healthy Climate SolutionsWould you consider your home to be healthy? There’s a real chance it’s not as healthy as you think. Unseen particles and chemicals floating through your home’s air may cause headaches and allergy flare-ups. And mold and mildew are known to cause a variety of health concerns.

How can I prevent indoor air quality problems?

Luckily, preventing indoor air quality problems can be relatively easy. Just follow these tips:

  • Radon is the number one cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers, according to estimates from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Test your home for radon. Go to www.epa.gov to find out more information and to learn if your state free or discounted test kits to the public.
  • You should have carbon monoxide alarms set up close to all sleeping areas.
  • Insist that your home remains smoke free.
  • Dust mites can aggravate allergies and asthma, particularly in children. To reduce them, keep your home clean. While even regular cleaning can’t get rid of all dust problems, you can minimize them by using a whole-home filtration system with a MERV 16 rating, the highest capture efficiency among air cleaners.
  • Anything that burns gas should be vented to the outdoors.
  • Don’t use scented candles or aerosol sprays to hide odors. Instead, look for the source of the odor and eliminate it.
  • hobby products, paints and cleaning supplies should be low- or no-VOC (volatile organic compound), which are safer for you and the environment. Ozone is a proven lung irritant, so it’s best to avoid using products that produce it.
  • You can help keep humidity levels comfortable using a humidifier or a dehumidifier, depending on your climate. Maintain humidity under 50% to impede mold and mildew buildup.
  • Fix all leaks and cracks in your home.
  • Make sure your home is properly ventilated, to stay clear of moisture problems. With a ventilation system, stale, contaminated indoor air is replaced with fresher outside air.

Having your HVAC equipment inspected to greatly reduce buildup of contaminants or moisture is one more easy way to keep your home healthy. You can call Kyzar Air Conditioning Inc in West Palm Beach at 561-612-0242 or simply schedule an appointment online.