Think of your home as an ecosystem with its own unique environment, often completely different from that of your own backyard. When it's hot outside, it's cool inside. We sometimes have humidification or dehumidification systems to adjust moisture in the air. While outside temperatures can vary by as much as 30 degrees, our homes are typically kept within a narrow range. Controlling your home's ecosystem is not only a key to your comfort, it is critical to your health. This is especially important here in South Central PA
where even outdoor air often contains unacceptable levels of pollutants and/or irritants. In fact, according to the American Lung Association:
• Our area is ranked anywhere from 24th – 60th for air born particle pollution and ozone alerts
• For Ozone and Particle Pollution, the area receives an “F” and a “D” respectively
Indoor pollution sources that release gases or particles into the air are the primary cause of indoor air quality problems in homes. Inadequate ventilation can increase indoor pollutant levels by not bringing in enough outdoor air to dilute emissions from indoor sources and by not carrying indoor air pollutants out of the home. High temperature and humidity levels can also increase concentrations of some pollutants. In fact, moisture in a home is often the number one contributor to IAQ issues such as mold growth.