Heat, Humidity, and Healthier Homes
Many areas of the U.S. have been experiencing extreme heat and drought in recent weeks. These trying conditions can lead to comfort issues, distress, and even acute health concerns. In some areas of the country, especially in moist climate zones, the summer heat can be further exacerbated by excessive moisture and humidity. This can lead to similar comfort and health concerns, while also increasing the potential for building durability and mold issues. The Indoor airPLUS Construction Specifications include regionally-specific requirements to help address excessive moisture and humidity with the design of the home’s mechanical systems.
High levels of humidity can cause the indoor environment to feel sticky and uncomfortable. .In extreme cases, excessive humidity and moisture can lead to severe mold damage.Potential health effects and symptoms associated with mold exposure include allergic reactions, asthma, and other respiratory complaints. Bathrooms and showers are a common source of moisture and high humidity, which can lead to mold growth.Indoor airPLUS Humidity and Moisture Control
Other Ways Indoor airPLUS Homes Help Improve Indoor Air Quality
The Indoor airPLUS Program improves the quality of air in homes by requiring construction practices and product specifications that minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. Clean air is good for everyone’s health, but it can be especially important to those that have chronic respiratory conditions.
For additional information about how Indoor airPLUS homes help improve indoor air quality, please see the following:
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about Indoor airPLUS.
The Indoor airPLUS Team