Humidity in the GTA can rise to uncomfortable levels over the summer months. It’s important that residents and homeowners regulate their indoor humidity levels to maintain a high level of air quality and prevent conditions that may become harmful.
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Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) May 22, 2014
E-M Air Systems Inc. (http://www.EMAir.ca), the leading provider of custom commercial, residential, and industrial air conditioning (A/C) and heating repair, maintenance, and installation services in the Greater Toronto Area, is sharing its expert opinion on how rates of indoor humidity—the amount of water vapour in the air—that are not properly managed can lead to serious health problems over time.
“Humidity in the GTA can rise to uncomfortable levels over the summer months. That’s why it’s important that residents and homeowners regulate their indoor humidity levels to maintain a high level of air quality and prevent conditions that may become harmful and unhealthy,” says Jack Marrano, owner of E-M Air Systems Inc. “Humidity levels inside of a home should be 30%–50%; anything above or below that decreases the quality of air and makes for an unhealthy environment.”
Marrano explains that once the humidity reaches above 60%, a lot of negative things start happening. Sweat doesn’t evaporate as quickly as it should and the possibility of respiratory infections increases, particularly in infants and the elderly; this makes it crucial for residents to recognize the importance of controlling the humidity in their homes. High humidity can also cause asthma attacks and allergies, along with other more serious respiratory problems. (Source: Diwakar, L.B., et al., “Effect of Indoor Air Humidity on Human Health,” International Journal of Engineering Science Invention, January 2014; http://www.academia.edu/6138481/Effect_of_Indoor_Air_Humidity_on_Human_Health.)
Marrano adds that mould is another repercussion of high humidity; the presence of mould can also trigger respiratory symptoms and can physically damage a home. The most effective way to control indoor humidity is a combination of a high functioning heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system or air conditioner and a dehumidifier. (Source: “High Humidity Causes Health Problems,” O’Brien Service Company web site; http://www.obrienservice.com/high-humidity-causes-health-problems/, last accessed May 21, 2014.)
“The use of an air conditioner or HVAC system will control the temperature in the home, but a dehumidifier is specifically for humidity,” Marrano concludes. “Using both in tandem will produce the absolute best air quality for homeowners and their families.”
E-M Air Systems Inc. has been installing custom commercial, residential, and industrial heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems in the new construction and retrofit market in Southern Ontario since 1987. Because E-M Air Systems Inc. designs every HVAC system it installs and manufactures the duct work in its own sheet metal shop, clients do not have to rely on outside firms for costly blueprints or work; this translates into greater value and the industry’s most competitive pricing. E-M Air Systems Inc. is a member of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI), the Canadian Home Builders Association, the Workplace Safety and Insurance Board, the Technical Safety and Standards Authority (TSSA), and the Residential Heating Ventilation Contractors Association (RHVCA). To learn more about E-M Air Systems Inc, visit the company’s web site at http://www.EMAir.ca or call E-M Air Systems Inc. toll-free 1-800-893-6793.