Indoor Air Quality
Between work and sleep alone, Americans spend 67% of their time indoors. Factor in cooking and leisure around the house, and that number climbs even higher. If the average American spends at least 80% of their time indoors, how many are thinking about the quality of the air inside their home? At Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning Co., that’s exactly the kind of thing we think about.
Total Home Comfort
Modern code and efficiency requirements have changed the game when it comes to indoor air quality. New homes are built to be as air tight as possible. This means it takes less energy to heat and cool a space. High efficiency spells good news for the homeowner when it comes to energy bills, however, without proper ventilation, humidification, and/or dehumidification, there can be a detrimental effect on the overall comfort inside the home.
By sealing buildings from the outside air, stale air and moisture are trapped inside the home. This trapped air can lead to building health issues including bacterial growth and damage to interior finishes as well as physical health issues like asthma, increased allergens, and getting sick often. Ideal moisture content inside a home should be between 45%-60% relative humidity. If humidity levels exceed 60% or sit below 45%, the air inside your home becomes much more susceptible to microbial growth, dust mites, and allergens.
The good news is these problems can all be addressed by the comfort professionals here at Berkeley Heating and Air Conditioning Co. We know every home is different, and our team of pros knows exactly how to get you comfortable in your own home. Whether your home needs dehumidification, humidification, ventilation, or air filtration, we’ve got you covered.