humidity

August 29, 2019

Did You Know HVAC Can Help You Limit the Effects on Hardwood Floors? Here’s How

Hardwood flooring is aesthetically pleasing and adds value to your house. But did you know that approximately 90 percent of the wood floors that end up ruined are as a result of indoor air problems? Your wood flooring loses or absorbs moisture as the conditions inside your home change. Fortunately, you can use your HVAC system to minimize the indoor climate effects on hardwood floors. Read on to learn more. How Your Home’s Air Affects Hardwood Floors Warm air holds […]
March 28, 2019

How Your Skin is Affected by Air Conditioning

It’s hard to argue with the comfort that your air conditioner provides, but there are some A/C effects that can irritate your skin as the A/C dries out the air. The ideal indoor humidity ranges between 30 and 50 percent. When it’s drier than 30 percent, the air starts to take a toll on your health. Since nature abhors a vacuum, it will start to take moisture from your skin to compensate. Air conditioners dry out the air by condensing […]
March 7, 2019

Sporting Equipment May Raise These IAQ Concerns

Your home gym gives you a convenient way to exercise and improve your health. To reap the full benefits, you likely took extra care choosing sporting equipment and make the effort to fit in regular workouts. Another priority should be the air quality of your exercise area, because of the adverse effects it can have on health. Reasons for IAQ Concerns With Home Gyms IAQ can be a serious issue in home gyms for two main reasons. First, these workout […]
November 8, 2018

How to Deal with Humidity Under Your House

Humidity effects on your house range from structural issues, to health concerns, to just plain old uncomfortable living. But where’s the humidity coming from? The answer may be very close—like right beneath your feet.   The crawl space or basement of a house are often zones of high humidity. These enclosed spaces can form a reservoir of water vapor that continuously migrates upwards into living spaces. Infiltrating humidity, in turn, degrades wooden floor structure, triggers indoor mold growth and makes […]