Real Indoor Air Quality w/ Nikki from UltraAire
Nikki Krueger joins us to talk about how humidity impacts indoor health and some ways to make our indoor air quality better (for real).
Indoor air quality is all about manipulating the air in our homes to reduce pollutants and keep our air quality high. From air dilution to running bath fans to air purifiers, there is a lot more we can do to make our homes healthier. We can't entirely isolate ourselves from viruses, bacteria, and fungi. However, there are many other things inside our homes that can suppress our immune systems, and we can address some of those things with IAQ.
To incorporate humidity control into our plans, we must look at the dew point. Dew point will change across the country and throughout the seasons, so we must work with varying conditions to keep RH in the 30-60% range. You can run kitchen and bathroom exhaust fans to manage moisture and VOCs. However, we also have to make sure the air we draw in is high-quality and won't upset people's allergies. So, ventilating dehumidifiers are an attractive option to replace exhausted air with high-quality fresh air.
Temperature is mostly about comfort instead of health, but filtration, ventilation, and humidity directly impact the healthiness of our indoor environments. When we can control those three things, we can create indoor environments that are truly healthy. Ultra-Aire dehumidifiers can tackle all three of those, but education and holistic thinking are the real solutions to healthier homes.
Nikki and Bryan also discuss:
- Air dilution
- Long-term payoffs
- The tricky IAQ puzzle in multi-family buildings
- Building design and IAQ
- Talking to customers about ALL options
- The “dehumidifier graveyard”
- What makes Santa Fe Ultra-Aire unique
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