Tag Archives: humidity

Preserving Indoor Air Quality This Summer

There are several reasons why air pollution tends to be at its worst during summer. The days are longer and the sun is stronger, which means more ultraviolet radiation. The air tends not to move as much as in other seasons. As if all that wasn’t bad enough, a study published in Environmental Science & … Read More >

Low Humidity? Here’s How to Fix It.

Your hair is standing on end, your skin is dry, you’re getting nosebleeds, you’re developing a chronic cough, and every time you touch anything, you get a painful electric shock. It’s winter—and in Minnesota that means the air is DRY. Low humidity is a problem that can occur at any time of year, but many … Read More >

Keeping Your Air Clean This Winter

Nobody you ask is going to tell you that they particularly enjoy their home’s air quality during winter. It’s too cold to open up your windows, so things tend to get stuffy. As if that wasn’t bad enough, winter also tends to lead to especially dry air. Cold air doesn’t hold moisture as well, and … Read More >

Humidity Control in Your Home

Now that you know what makes humidity tick, it’s time to use our nerdy science powers for good. Environmental control good. We’re basically like mutants. With slightly less impressive powers. Controlling the humidity inside your home is actually pretty simple, once you know how humidity works. A few very common sources account for almost every home’s humidity problems. The … Read More >

WHAT IS HUMIDITY AND WHY DOES IT MATTER?

No doubt, you’re aware that humidity is a big deal, especially in the lake- (read: swamp-) filled Great North of Minnesota. But what, exactly, is humidity? What does it have to do with moisture? Why does it make some days feel hotter than usual, and some days colder? Can it really affect my health? Even … Read More >

WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE AN AIR EXCHANGER

When the same old air sits in an enclosed space for an extended period of time, it starts to get stale. Dust, bacteria, mold, and particles from gas and steam all stay in air, polluting it over time. If your home doesn’t continuously exchange stale air for fresh air, you wind up inhaling all that … Read More >