Indoor Air Quality-Essential For Healthy Living.
"Dry indoor air is bad for humans," Dr. Stephanie Taylor, a Harvard Medical School lecturer, pediatric oncologist, and molecular biologist."
In the pursuit of energy efficiency, we have been tightening our homes trapping odours, humidity, cleaning chemicals, etc in the air we breathe. Living in a tight bubble certainly has negative effects on our health.
"Dry indoor air is bad for humans," Dr. Stephanie Taylor, a Harvard Medical School lecturer, pediatric oncologist, and molecular biologist. "Dry indoor air fosters the presence of more infectious bacterial viruses."
To clean the air, Cross Heating sells and installs different filters and filter systems along with ventilators to exchange the bad air from inside the home with the cleaner air outside the home. While doing so in the winter the moisture inside the home is replaced with the dry winter air outside. Although the air is cleaner it drops the relative humidity in your home tremendously. We have learned from a study at a Boston university that having too low of humidity in your home can increase the ability for viruses such as influenza to survive and flourish. By increasing the relative humidity to 40% in a school classroom they had reduced the flu outbreak in children by up to 60%.
While a higher indoor relative humidity is beneficial to your health it may result in some unintended consequences for your home. Consult a professional to ensure you have the best solution for your health and your home.