Good news! Many homes today are more energy-efficient than they’ve ever been. Not so good news: These energy-efficient homes are also pretty airtight. Since we’re doing such a good job of keeping the cool air inside in the summer and the cold air out in the winter, we’re also trapping many different types of particles inside.
Lombardi Energy wants to help you keep dust, germs mold spores and other airborne contaminants and allergens from becoming trapped inside in order to avoid discomfort or, worse, health complications for you and your family.
Indoor Air Quality: The Basics
A space’s indoor air quality (IAQ) refers to the impact of the contents of the air on the people who are spending time inside that space.
Poor IAQ is the result of harmful gases or particles being present at concentration levels that adversely affect people’s health or comfort.
Good IAQ does also contains these gases and particles, however they are present at concentrations that will not cause any harm to the people in that space.
Making the Air in Your Home Healthier
While your home heating system keeps everyone warm, it also may be making the air in your home dry and unhealthy. That’s where a whole-house humidifier system comes in.
You’ll be healthier. Air with the proper amount of humidity will make you less prone to the flu, colds and other respiratory ailments and viruses.
You’ll be more comfortable. When the air is too dry, people with asthma or allergy symptoms might feel their conditions worsen. A humidifier will remedy this—and it will help the dry feeling you have in your throat and nose.
Your bills will go down. When the air in your home is properly humidified, it will feel warmer, allowing you to lower your thermostat to achieve the same comfort level. In fact, according to the EPA, you can save 10% on your heating bill when you drop your home’s temperature by just three degrees each month!
Learn more about improving the IAQ in your Newburyport-area home today! Contact us with your questions about how a whole-house humidifier can make your home more comfortable throughout the winter.