Why is Indoor Air Quality Important? 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 make your home susceptible to damage from mold. That said, you’ll be glad to know you can have an energy-efficient home that is also comfortable. Mustang Mechanical in Grand Prairie wants to help! Keep a constant flow of fresh air. To make your home as comfortable as possible and to decrease health-threatening pollutants, your home needs a constant stream of fresh air. Opening a window isn’t always realistic and can allow pollen and other allergens into your home. Putting in a whole-home ventilation system is a better remedy. It provides fresh outside air with your conditioned indoor air. Keep humidity under control. For improved 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 symptoms 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 operate your air conditioner more often to get comfortable When the air in your home is excessively dry, you can also have problems. In the winter months, indoor relative humidity can drop into single digits—similar to that of the world’s most parched deserts. These symptoms could alert you 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 Mustang Mechanical in Grand Prairie, we offer dehumidifiers and humidifiers that allow you to control humidity levels through your entire home. Call us at 972-445-9504 or schedule an appointment online to see how we can help make your home its most comfortable!